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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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stevemhoover 1 Build 3 points 25 months ago

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

Smily 1 point 25 months ago

Nice. Also, nice TV.

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Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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?

Guerrero 1 point 25 months ago

Have you ran Minecraft on it lol

Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yup! lol

miniclipgamer 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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

Apach3 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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.

brandonmorgan1234 1 point 25 months ago

Nice build.

Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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

duramax08 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

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

NUclearD3 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Very nice build.

Black5Lion 1 point 25 months ago

can it run ps2 emulator?

Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

It can run any emulator ;)

hpayer 1 point 21 months ago

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?

Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

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

YoniSL 0 points 25 months ago

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

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Featherawr submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

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.