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 Post subject: Will this work? Powerful and quiet HTPC/gaming pc
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:59 am 

Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 5:35 am
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Location: Denmark
Hello everyone,

On the basis of recommendations found on spcr and at hardforums, I've selected the below components for my HTPC PC.

The HTPC will be connected to a 40" HD TV and a QNAP NAS server (located in another room). My goals are:
* To create a quiet HTPC that can play blue-ray discs and HD .MKV files from my NAS.
* Be able to play pc-games smoothly on the TV (e.g. star craft 2, fallout, civilization).

Do you guys think the below setup would work together?

Case: Silverstone Grandia GD05
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3
CPU: Intel i3 3,06 gHz
HDD/SSD: Kingston SSDNow V Series V GEN 2 128GB
GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 5850
Blue-ray drive: LITEON iHOS104
CPU-fan: Scythe Big Shuriken
PSU: Nexus NX-5000 Silent PSU

Thanks a lot in advance! Any comments are welcomed.


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:08 am 

Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:03 am
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
For gaming, the resolution used is very important. The size of the screen doesn't matter, because no matter how big it is the resolution won't be greater than 1920 x 1080. The card you picked should be fine.

I won't attempt to guess how quiet it will be because:

Sound levels are subjective.

Noise levels are very dependent on the distance between the HTPC and the listener (sound level follows the inverse square law).

Ambient temperatures have a significant effect on how fast the fans run and the noise generated.

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