Originally Posted by Heuer
geforce gt 420
As I had my Moneual 320 case apart to install a tuner card I took the opportunity to take a few pictures:
Gigabyte board, i3, Shuriken Scythe fan, 64Gb SDD, 2Tb HDD, Samsung BD, Nofan 400w PSU and Sparkle GT430. Two small Fractal case fans but only one is connected as the whole system runs so cool.
I like this setup although I'd probably use the 312 instead of the 320. My intentions are to run a box with:
1. XBMC/Hulu/Netflix streaming
2. Digital cable recording with same infiniTV 4 tuner card.
3. Running a FTP/webdav server in the background that automatically extracts rar files upon user upload. (Much the same as a newsreader would do to news feeds)
My question is, do you think I can/should use a i5 2500 with the otherwise same specs that are in this case, or will an i3 suit this purpose?
Will I have a heat issue, and how to mitigate?
Do I need a more significant PSU.
Anyone can really answer these questions for me. Thanks in advance.