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Little Plex / HTPC

by zenerman

9
6 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 26, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 15, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

Description

This is my first build in 15 years so i tried to keep it simple.

I was using a laptop as a plex server/htpc with maybe 1 or 2 clients so i wanted to build an htpc that allowed me to serve up to 4 clients was a little future proof and could be upgraded in the future. First i wanted the fractal node 202 case but bring it to mexico was too expensive and i didn't want to brake the bank, that is why i used the ML04B. if you are going to use this case, try to buy a modular psu, don't get me wrong, the SeaSonic i used is great, but i ended with a lot of cables that i'm not going to use and the cable management of the case is almost null.

Regarding the motherboard, in the US prices from h110 to z170 are quite different, but i was able to buy the motherboard for a couple of dollars more than the h110 price, so it was a good deal.

Regarding SSD and Hard drive, the ssd only have Windows, plex server and pht and a couple of other softwares, nothing more.

The htpc is going to be installed in a very small and closed place hence the case fans. I didn't use an aftermarket cpu fan because noise won't be a problem but still it is very, very silent, and so far the highest temperature reading is 40C

In the future i would like to upgrade the processor (I5 6500 or 6600) and add 2 more hdd's (3 or 4tb). i'm not planning to overclock.

I really don't play any games besides diablo 3 which i play in my laptop, that is wy i didn't install a video card

Comments Sorted by:

FACUNDO 12 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I LOVE this "serious business" builds :3

zenerman submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you

rhali8 2 Builds 0 points 7 months ago

serious business

pulls RX 470 out of pocket and slides it into the open side panel

zenerman submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Jajajajaja i'm not going to do any gaming that's why didn't bother with a graphics card, the onboard vídeo is enough for me right now

gugu96 17 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

nice build, I love silverstone cases, great choice of parts with options for upgrade over time.

You probably just moved in, wine glasses are still wrapped in bubbles.

zenerman submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

thank you, and yes we just moved in but we have moved 3 times in the last year so we leave the glasses in bubbles until we need to use them again.

The case was very easy to build in, but the cable management is a PITA