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Mask's HTPC - MOVIE MADNESS
by maskreet
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Description

It's hooked up to a 50" TV in the living room, so it's mainly used for the Home Theater aspect of HTPC, and for gaming. Have two PS3 wired controllers hooked up to it as well.

Using the stock CPU fan that came with it, have designs on replacing it very shortly. Temps are way too high, the CPU isn't even overclocked and only rated for 65°C.

EDIT: Just purchased an aftermarket cooler for the CPU. We'll see how it goes.

EDIT: Went awesomely! Can barely hear it even at CPU max load, and temps went from 44 idle/66 load to 28 idle/48 load!

EDIT: Removed the motherboard listed since this site didn't have the exact model purchased, and previously went with the closest model. Fixed, and listed as Custom.

Part List
Details
AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle28.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load48.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate797MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate-
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load54.0° C
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hiii582 [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

65 degrees celcius... WHAT!

 
 
maskreet [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. That's running Handbrake with Below Normal priority as well, but still pegging all 8 cores at 100%. Case is very well ventilated, so it's the stock fan and heatsink.

 
 
iThoughtSheWas16 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build, but why the 8150 and 570? Did you make it before the newer generations came out? I assume so as the prices for them are overpay in today's market, but seems okay when they were just released.

 
 
maskreet [Submitter] [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Yep. The CPU, GPU, RAM and mobo were all purchased early-to-mid 2012 and were what I had in my gaming machine. Used these parts as the basis to build my new HTPC here (which desperately needed replacing for my old HTPC) and paved the way for my gaming rig's new parts.

Everything else aside from the aforementioned are new parts bought in the last month and a half.