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August 16, 2013 4:58:51 PM

I have been configuring a HTPC (on paper) for myself. I would like to hear any feedback or recommendations for the rig. I am mainly going to be using this rig for gaming and watching XBMC.

Case: Silverstone Tek GD08B
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155
Ram: Corsair Veng. 4 Sticks x 4gb each. P/N CMZ8GZ3M2A1600C9.
SSD: SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 256gb Sata 3
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 x 2 SLI

Should i add more fans to the case? I believe it comes with 2 120mm intakes and a 80mm exhaust. I also want to put a TV card in this rig for my Antenna. Not sure which one would be best I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance,

Derrick

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August 16, 2013 5:25:59 PM

I wouldn't use those two junk cards in that case. 2 450gts? terrible idea... that's not a gaming rig bro. You're always better off building with 1 card in mind, and the 450 gts is a bad gaming card.

Get yourself a single gpu like a 650ti Boost or a HD 7850; both of those are cheaper then 2 new 450gts, will draw less power, produce less heat, and perform about the same in games. Better deal my friend... especially with the limited airflow.
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August 16, 2013 5:32:02 PM

ingtar33 said:
I wouldn't use those two junk cards in that case. 2 450gts? terrible idea... that's not a gaming rig bro. You're always better off building with 1 card in mind, and the 450 gts is a bad gaming card.

Get yourself a single gpu like a 650ti Boost or a HD 7850; both of those are cheaper then 2 new 450gts, will draw less power, produce less heat, and perform about the same in games. Better deal my friend... especially with the limited airflow.


I was actually looking the 650ti Boosts just after I posted this. I think I will take your advice and swap them in place of the 450gts.
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August 17, 2013 11:40:10 AM

yeah...gts250 is older and power consumer. I once had it and worse card ever
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