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Discussion in 'General' started by D3tritus, July 19, 2013.

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    From what I've heard I would prefer AMD iGPU over Intel iGPU. However if you want the best GPU for HTPC grab a 7750.


     
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    After a lot of waiting, I finally took the plunge over the Xmas period. I found a source for the i3-4330T, here's the final spec:
    Intel i3-4330T CPU
    ASUS H87M-PRO Mobo
    8GB RAM
    Noctua NH-L12 LP CPU Cooler
    Silverstone GD04 Grandia
    128GB SSD
    430W SEASONIC M1211-430 PSU

    I know a lot of people don't like the T series processors, preferring to underclock the vanilla i4330. I was happy to pay a little extra for the processor and run it stock. Initial impressions are good. I'm running with two of the stock Silverstone fans in the case (removing the left-hand fan) and have rigged up the NH-L12 with a single 120mm fan under the cooler (which, although tight, fits...just). I went with the Asus board on the basis that it has Fax Xpert 2 and I wanted to have decent control over the fan setup in the OS. I've benchmarked and configured the fans using this tool. The system is whisper quiet in operation (excepting for a brief period when all fans run @ maximum on boot/reboot). Playback of all content is smooth using the integrated HD4600 GPU in the CPU (note, this is subjective, I've not run any benchmarking tools). I have a couple of minor issues to resolve relating to S3 standby but otherwise all is good. It's already working much better than my old rig. Happy.
     
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    Enough, I had more than one year running.
    https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/threads/my-fanless-htpc.118830/
     
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