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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 560 930/2300
Processor: i5-2500K@4.4GHz 1.2v H60
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Pro4
Memory: G.Skill 2X4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: X-Fi XtremeGamer+Z506 5.1
PSU: Corsair TX 750w v2
Default New HTPC - 11-30-2012, 14:44 | posts: 6,440 | Location: Chilling

Hey guys,

I just decided to build a new HTPC for my parents. I settled on the following specs to keep it low cost while allowing it to run programs for a very long time to come:

AMD A8-5800K
Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H
G.Skill Ares 2x4GB DDR3-1600
And a reused Seagate 160GB 7200RPM SATA (which might be changed to an SSD in the near future) and Samsung F4 2TB
Frontier Opera OP17A-BK/SV HTPC case with 400w PSU
Win 7 Ultimate x64



Pics and benches to come soon. In particular, Smooth Video Project.
   
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Videocard: Sapphire HD5850 Extreme
Processor: i7 860 3.6 Ghz
Mainboard: ASUS P7PP5D
Memory: 2x4 GB Kingston HyperX
Soundcard: Via on-board
PSU: Corsair HX 750
Default 11-30-2012, 14:54 | posts: 2,170 | Location: far,far from home

the case looks very geeky!
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 560 930/2300
Processor: i5-2500K@4.4GHz 1.2v H60
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Pro4
Memory: G.Skill 2X4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: X-Fi XtremeGamer+Z506 5.1
PSU: Corsair TX 750w v2
Default 11-30-2012, 15:16 | posts: 6,440 | Location: Chilling

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the case looks very geeky!
It actually looks very refined in person, lots of glossy plastic. Fits right in with most DVD players and all, it also doesn't have the blue light strip (at least my version doesn't).

Build quality is absolute sh!t, but you get what you pay for and I for one couldn't care less about build quality on something that is never going to be moved or handled in any way.... though I do wish the front buttons felt a bit more firm. And for $69 (computer equipment is on average 15%-30% more expensive where I live) for an HTPC case and a 400w PSU, it's a steal.

It also nicely hides away on the bottom right front a panel that is push opened and accesses a 3.5" bay (card reader, etc) and two USB ports.

Did I mention that it can handle full size ATX boards and PSII power supplies?

Last edited by Chillin; 11-30-2012 at 15:20.
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 560 930/2300
Processor: i5-2500K@4.4GHz 1.2v H60
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Pro4
Memory: G.Skill 2X4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: X-Fi XtremeGamer+Z506 5.1
PSU: Corsair TX 750w v2
Default 12-09-2012, 16:33 | posts: 6,440 | Location: Chilling

Here is the SVP Mark 3.03a result. All driver profiles were on HQ and the latest drivers available (Beta11):

Test summary
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Date: 2012-12-09T17:31:38
CPU: AMD A8-5600K APU with Radeon HD Graphics @3593 MHz [4 threads]
GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7560D [ver.1084.2]
Mode: FHD + GPU [9 threads]

Overall scores
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Synthetic CPU: MC1095
Synthetic GPU: MG2128
Real-life: FG1376

Details: synthetic
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CPU: compose (single-threaded): 328
CPU: compose (multi-threaded): 1128
CPU: search (single-threaded): 415
CPU: search (multi-threaded): 1064
GPU: system -> GPU transfer: 500
GPU: GPU -> system transfer: 692
GPU: calculations: 563
GPU: total score: 2486

Details: real-life /FHD
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decode video: 7.46x (179.0 fps)
48 fps - vectors search: 0.79x (37.8 fps)
60 fps - frame composition: 1.70x (102.2 fps)
48 fps - [SVP] fastest: 3.06x (146.7 fps)
48 fps - [SVP] simple 1: 2.23x (107.0 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] good: 1.19x (71.3 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] high: 0.97x (58.0 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] highest: 0.44x (26.5 fps)
72 fps - [SVP] simple 2: 1.97x (141.8 fps)

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Real Life 720pHD:

Test summary
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Date: 2012-12-09T17:37:07
CPU: AMD A8-5600K APU with Radeon HD Graphics @3593 MHz [4 threads]
GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7560D [ver.1084.2]
Mode: HD + GPU [9 threads]

Overall scores
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Synthetic CPU: MC1095
Synthetic GPU: MG2128
Real-life: HG2986

Details: synthetic
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CPU: compose (single-threaded): 328
CPU: compose (multi-threaded): 1128
CPU: search (single-threaded): 415
CPU: search (multi-threaded): 1064
GPU: system -> GPU transfer: 500
GPU: GPU -> system transfer: 692
GPU: calculations: 563
GPU: total score: 2486

Details: real-life /HD
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decode video: 16.15x (387.6 fps)
48 fps - vectors search: 1.78x (85.4 fps)
60 fps - frame composition: 3.53x (212.1 fps)
48 fps - [SVP] fastest: 6.30x (302.3 fps)
48 fps - [SVP] simple 1: 4.90x (235.0 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] good: 2.67x (160.1 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] high: 2.11x (126.6 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] highest: 1.01x (60.8 fps)
72 fps - [SVP] simple 2: 4.03x (290.1 fps)

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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 560 930/2300
Processor: i5-2500K@4.4GHz 1.2v H60
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Pro4
Memory: G.Skill 2X4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: X-Fi XtremeGamer+Z506 5.1
PSU: Corsair TX 750w v2
Default 12-10-2012, 20:15 | posts: 6,440 | Location: Chilling

And just for a point of comparison, this is my system on the left in the same benchmark:

Test summary
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Date: 2012-12-10T21:14:43
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K @3300 MHz [4 threads]
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 [ver.310.70]
Mode: FHD + GPU [9 threads]

Overall scores
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Synthetic CPU: MC2109
Synthetic GPU: MG3702
Real-life: FG2439

Details: synthetic
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CPU: compose (single-threaded): 656
CPU: compose (multi-threaded): 2452
CPU: search (single-threaded): 479
CPU: search (multi-threaded): 1851
GPU: system -> GPU transfer: 1477
GPU: GPU -> system transfer: 1740
GPU: calculations: 1114
GPU: total score: 5736

Details: real-life /FHD
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decode video: 13.44x (322.6 fps)
48 fps - vectors search: 1.29x (62.1 fps)
60 fps - frame composition: 3.34x (200.6 fps)
48 fps - [SVP] fastest: 5.64x (270.9 fps)
48 fps - [SVP] simple 1: 3.99x (191.4 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] good: 2.05x (122.8 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] high: 1.64x (98.4 fps)
60 fps - [SVP] highest: 0.77x (46.0 fps)
72 fps - [SVP] simple 2: 3.64x (262.3 fps)
   
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX 560 930/2300
Processor: i5-2500K@4.4GHz 1.2v H60
Mainboard: Asrock Z77 Pro4
Memory: G.Skill 2X4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: X-Fi XtremeGamer+Z506 5.1
PSU: Corsair TX 750w v2
Default 12-23-2012, 17:48 | posts: 6,440 | Location: Chilling

Build pics:













Here's the crap PSU I replaced right away, thing weighed nothing:



And here is where I had a problem. On the power button, only one of the two power cables was stripped, I just stripped the other one manually and held it down with electric tape.



Here is a close up of the power switch:
   
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