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XFX GT 240
Sexy cable management, and runs my emulators and movies/tv shows on my Samsung 60" Plasma :)
Nice build! I appreciate when people dont go spec crazy on htpc builds, and this looks like some darn solid choices!
Nice. Also, nice TV.
Thanks guys! ;)
Cost me only $269 w/ Price-matching NCIX in Canada; I already had the video card and HDD just laying around so I thought, what the hell right?
Have you ran Minecraft on it lol
Pretty much anything could handle Minecraft to some degree...
what kind of emulators do you run? i can't imagine running anything more than an N64 emulator on this, so i'm kind of curious.
Runs any emulator at a solid 60FPS, some Wii games don't run with LLE audio though, which fixes some audio glitches in a lot of games. These are only a select few though so it's actually pretty impressive. It runs so well because Dolphin only takes advantage of two cores, so since the G860 is basically the same as a 2500K @ 3.0GHz but with two cores instead of four, it runs pretty good.
You'd really need to either have a Haswell chip similar to this or an overclocked Sandy/Ivy Bridge CPU to run every game with LLE.
Pretty good for a CPU I got for $59 right? :D
Nice cable management, good to see someone using a modular PSU.
Very nice build.
can it run ps2 emulator?
It can run any emulator ;)
The motherboard specs says you need an Ivy bridge CPU in order to get 1600Mhz memory speed. The Intel page says the g860 can use 1333Mhz max. So sorry for my new bee question but how is your build working then? Can someone explain?
You don't have to run it at 1600MHz, it's downclocked atm to 1333MHz. It'll automatically do this on POST.
Neat build, although I would have gone with an amd apu
Yeah I thought about that too, but since emulators only support two threads an AMD CPU would have performed considerably worse. When it comes to core for core performance Intel is definitely the best option.
If it was for something like Steam Big Picture Mode then definitely I would have gone that route.