Built a home theater PC with used parts, awesome results!

Discussion in 'The HTPC, HDTV & Ultra High Definition section' started by Airbud, May 3, 2022.

  1. Airbud

    Airbud Ancient Guru

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    2600K... No overclock (free from a G3D member)

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 MOBO! 16 GB ram (free from a G3D member)

    GTX 1050ti $80

    New sata 1TB SSD $90

    already had the case and power supply!

    Damn thing boots up in 7 seconds!....:D

    Happy!.....Love y'all
     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Nice!
    Glad that you built your HTPC from spare parts.
    While you are at it, please share what OS you used and monitor/TV you hooked to it.
    Anything upgraded on the sound quality front?
     
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    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    80 dollars for the AMAZINGLY NEW CURRENT GENERATION 1050Ti?

    Damn... they are still $300 for me.... well... $299 to be exact, not including postage of course.
     
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    Yeah, I've done that 10 years ago to be honest, so welcome to the band my friend :D
    But it's a great way of making use of older hardware. If you've got an old TV that's not offering smart features, this is golden.
    Also for light gaming, or stuff like Steam's in home streaming!
     
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    Wish you'd add AUS next to your $, just sayin.
    I'd love a 'roo in your avatar.:D;)
    @Airbud what cpu in your 1060 rig?
     
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    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    It should be near $100 where I am.
     
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    Airbud Ancient Guru

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    old used i7-8700...:D
     
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    Airbud Ancient Guru

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    Windows 10 key I won in guru3d Christmas contest....:D
     
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    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I suggest you watch the podrace in Star Wars The Phantom Menace...... because of reasons.
     
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    vf Ancient Guru

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    I always loved the start of the sound effects to that and during the race. Plus it’s also weird to think I can still remember 1999 for its film release like it wasn’t that long ago. Yet at the same time it feels so long ago.
     
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    My old MSI laptop with a 970gtx GPU connected to a Samsung 65" NEO TV.
    This will eventually be retired and replaced with the inards of a 2070gtx based laptop.
     
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    Man, that 2600K just won't die, will it? lol Geez that thing is getting old now. Hard to believe that processor is going on 12 years old now....
     
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    Airbud Ancient Guru

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    Been turned on all that time too!

    2600k.JPG
     
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    2600k and 2700k were beastly CPUs, had my 2700k running at 5ghz for years.
     
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