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Budget Mini ITX HTPC Build

by Xsoundxhoundx

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4 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 25, 2017

Date Built

April 24, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.09GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

I am mostly using this build to run emulators for me and my girlfriend to play on our TV. Runs everything really well but has a bit of trouble with Zelda BOTW in cemu which will only improve as it is optimized. The hardest part of this build was probably cable management.

Everyone else I've seen with this case has had a rats nest of cables and I wanted to at least keep the cables out of the way of the intake fan so that there's a nice big airflow channel and I think I did a good job of that. Runs great for everything we need it to do.

I have 2 random hdds that were laying around and the htpc has a total of 1.75TB.

It used to idle at 50c until I got the intake fan installed. A very good investment!

Part Reviews

CPU

Best "Power per Dollar" processor on the market. Dual core with hyper threading. Stays very cool even with the stock cooler.

Motherboard

Layout is perfect for an HTPC case. Has every feature I could ask for.

Memory

It works and that's all that matters.

Case

Great HTPC case. There aren't a ton of options for cable management but if you're smart about it you can keep things fairly tidy. I was able to use a non modular power supply and manage the cables so that none of the airflow from the intake fan was blocked. Please note that this case doesn't come with ANY fans so you will want to get one seperately.

Power Supply

It works great for what I'm using it for. Managed to use this in a mini ITX case and keep the cable's fairly managed.

Case Fan

It spins and glows red but I'll never see it.

Comments Sorted by:

Bigbootyjudy570 2 points 13 months ago

Nice build. I've been wanting someone else to do a build in this case for a while. The case you have in the pictures is the sugo sg13 and not the elite 110 by the way.

Xsoundxhoundx submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Oh crud I thought I changed it! I'll go change it now!

Gaming_Universe 1 point 12 months ago

Nice build! By the way would you recommend that mobo?

Xsoundxhoundx submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Haven't had many issues with it. Have had 1 or 2 bluescreens but they're related to the GPU I believe.

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