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by Featherawr

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3.0GHz

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G860 H77N-WIFI CM Elite 120 CX430M AMD 4GB (2x2GB) XFX GT 240 Hitachi 250GB

Sexy cable management, and runs my emulators and movies/tv shows on my Samsung 60" Plasma :)

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Nice build! I appreciate when people dont go spec crazy on htpc builds, and this looks like some darn solid choices!

Permalink 23 months ago
Smily 1 point

Nice. Also, nice TV.

Permalink 23 months ago
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Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point

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?

Permalink 23 months ago
Guerrero 1 point

Have you ran Minecraft on it lol

Permalink 23 months ago
Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point

Yup! lol

Permalink 23 months ago

Pretty much anything could handle Minecraft to some degree...

Permalink 23 months ago
Apach3 2 Builds 1 point

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.

Permalink 23 months ago

Nice build.

Permalink 23 months ago
Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point

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

Permalink 23 months ago
duramax08 1 Build 1 point

Nice cable management, good to see someone using a modular PSU.

Permalink 23 months ago
NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point

Very nice build.

Permalink 23 months ago
Black5Lion 1 point

can it run ps2 emulator?

Permalink 22 months ago
Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point

It can run any emulator ;)

Permalink 22 months ago
hpayer 1 point

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?

Permalink 19 months ago
Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point

You don't have to run it at 1600MHz, it's downclocked atm to 1333MHz. It'll automatically do this on POST.

Permalink 19 months ago
YoniSL 0 points

Neat build, although I would have gone with an amd apu

Permalink 23 months ago
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Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point

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.

Permalink 23 months ago