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.

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

65 degrees celcius... WHAT!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Gtx 570 performance the same to a gtx 650 ti boost