Why couldn't I resist the urge to buy the I7? Why does it still sort of bother me that when I look at the CPU benchmark tests there are currently two consumer processors that are very slightly faster than the one I am buying but I wanted the Intel 4600 graphics so I had to "settle" for this...
Might be a stupid question but is it possible to estimate Handbrake encoding speed for processor y if processors x and y different benchmark tests are known?
If processor x encoded with certain settings at certain speed, is it possible to estimate how fast processor y will encode...
We've got a 780G chipset HTPC (2.5GHz dual-core AMD if memory serves) at the moment with a 7750 GPU and I'm going to upgrade it when the tax return comes.
All I need to purchase I think is a motherboard, RAM and CPU as I have the case, SSD, hard drives, etc.
I'm leaning towards a Pentium...
I originally sought(and got) great help on a $500 HTPC in this thread . However that escalated quickly and I ended up doubling the budget and doing the HTPC I really wanted.
Currently Under Construction- Build in Progress
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Lascala Series...
Asrock Z87 Extreme4 + Haswell Pentium g3220
is this a good choice for windows 7 and flexraid
i need 8 sata ports as i have 7 hard drives at present
and also it has an intel nic
i think the g3220 supports 1333mhz ram but the board supports alot more
is there any benefit in using 2400mhz ram...
So as we all know, Intel has a setting in their iGPU control panel which allows you to select the quantization range (limited or full) that is most appropriate for you display.
But as we all know, this setting doesn't actually do anything for most people. It seems to always use limited...
The time has come.
Tiiiime to upgrade the current HTPC to a sleek, more-advanced, more-efficient son of a gun with the new parts that will be available within a month or two. Can you believe that it will be here that fast? Haswell is right around the corner! With Haswell, we have...
Holy cow !!
If you have not tried it please do so.
I am doing MPC-HC + MadVR + SVP.
I've messed around a couple times before but always quit. I never tested a cartoon.
Played a few 1080p animation to test it out-
The difference was extreme.
I have dual monitors so I synced both...
I just did it again and ordered parts to build yet another HTPC.
I built this:
2 x ($48.99) ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$97.98 (+10% off = 44$) (Bought an extra.. lol )
2 Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor G630...