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Feedback wantet on htpc settup

post #1 of 4
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So i wantet to build a new HTPC/Steam big picture box. So mostly moves but also some gaming.
The thing i am most unsure on is the case. I seen allot of good reviews on it but also 1 bad :P

So any tips and feedback be great.

Intel® SSD 335 Series 180GB 2.5", 25nm
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 500MB/450MB/s read/write,

Fractal Design Node 605 HTPC Sort
Vifte: 2x 120mm Side, ATX, mATX, mITX, DTX, 4x 3.5"/2.5" HDD/SSD, 2x USB 3.0

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 720W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze, Modular, 4x 6+2pin PCIe, 9x SATA, 5x Molex

Intel® Core i5-3570K Processor
Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 6MB, 77W, HD4000, Boxed w/fan

ASUS GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB PhysX CUDA

Crucial DDR3 Ballistix Tactic LP 16GB K
KIT (2x8GB) 1600MHz CL8 UDIMM 240pin (PC3-12800) Low Profile

m-ATX, Z77, DDR3, 2xG3-PCIe-x16, SLI/CFX, mPCIe, HDMI, DP, X-FI 2, UEFI

Samsung Blu-Ray Writer SN-506AB
SATA, BD-R: 6x, BD-R DL: 6x, DVD±R: 8x, Slim, 12.7mm, BLACK
post #2 of 4
OK, you asked.

The 720 watt PSU is overkill. Go with a 380 Watt Seasonic or equivalent
and with the HD4000 on die GPU you probably won't see the difference in the
GPU area, so ditch that as well. If you're a die hard gamer and absolutely have
to have a GP...then you'll probaly call me crazy on the GPU. That's cool.

Your CPU and Fractual case are SWEET!. Make sure your MOBO can handle
the HD4000 and the 1600 Ram natively (I believe it does) and you'll have a
VERY powerful HTPC that can transcode with the best of them.

But seriously, that PSU is WAAAAAAAAYYYYYY overkill.

Oh, make sure you have the USB 3.0 15 pin header on the MOBO. If not, a simple
PCIe card will need to feed the Case 3.0 outputs. (IIRC it was $17 from Amazon)
Edited by tomandbeth - 2/24/13 at 7:44pm
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
With the GPU i will need atleast a 500W PSU but i will lower it to that and look into the Seasonic ones.
Main reason for the GPU is to be able to handle some gaming aswell tongue.gif
post #4 of 4
Since you are getting the K cpu I assume you want to be able to overclock so 600W might be a good idea.

If you can fit a deeper case I would look for one, if not then what you have is fine. Looks cramped to me but I like big cases.
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