Question New HTPC

Bob Bobson

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Hi, i would like to help with building my new htpc. I got an old one, which i built from an old laptop components. Its huge advantage was super low consumption when idle. Sadly, it is at the end of its lifespan. It doesnt handle 4k videos very well, especially those brays like BBC planet earth etc.

I would like your help with this new one. Keep in mind it runs pretty much 24/7 at some days. It should be able to chew on 4K 60fps videos while not being too loud and with low consumption. Lets post your ideas and worry about budget later.
 

Bob Bobson

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Well, i am like 90% sure to stay with Windows, my family all like to use it sometimes as an stand alone pc for web browsing, with that logitech remote keyboard/touchpad thing
 

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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Alpine Passive Fanless CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone - GD09B HTPC Case ($82.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply ($122.85 @ Newegg)
Total: $497.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-06 14:35 EDT-0400



this is a fanless build that should work fine for HTPC. I'm assuming you have your media stored on a NAS somewhere, and not on the HTPC, thus the small 240GB SSD, enough for OS and some media software. the cpu cooler and the PSU are both fanless. the 520W 80+ Platinum PSU is serious overkill for this box, as it uses only 82W total, but it was fanless and a very high quality manufacturer, and the least expensive fanless PSU with at least 80+ quality
 

Bob Bobson

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC - Alpine Passive Fanless CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone - GD09B HTPC Case ($82.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520 W 80+ Platinum Certified. Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply ($122.85 @ Newegg)
Total: $497.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-06 14:35 EDT-0400



this is a fanless build that should work fine for HTPC. I'm assuming you have your media stored on a NAS somewhere, and not on the HTPC, thus the small 240GB SSD, enough for OS and some media software. the cpu cooler and the PSU are both fanless. the 520W 80+ Platinum PSU is serious overkill for this box, as it uses only 82W total, but it was fanless and a very high quality manufacturer, and the least expensive fanless PSU with at least 80+ quality
Will that cooler be enough? Also, since i will be building this htpc around july, is it wiser to wait for those 3000 ryzens? Since 7nm is supposed to have much less power draw. Yup, 12Tb NAS in next room. My htpc has kinda cheap cooler, which runs at 30db full speed. So ill probably just go with some noctua ,as they have 22db max.
 

Bob Bobson

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Ye, it probably doesnt matter anyway in htpc, tho that 3700x will go straight to my gaming pc. Anyway, i already got the case and 500w gold psu. The rest i composed out of this

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HzZ9kd

i really like hyperx modules, and have used a comple of them, also i am 100% they fit with that noctua, mobo comes in bundle with that ryzen. Has moderate reviews tho.
 

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