Please give me any feedback/tweaks you would make to this. It is a little expensive, and I am not sure if the video card is even necessary for what I am wanting to use the PC for. I like the motherboard, though, for the WiFi GO! option. Anyone have any experience with this motherboard?
Thanks in advance! You guys helped out a lot with my last PC and it came out great!
I don't know what kind of gaming you're talking about doing. If it's really light, I'd hold off on the graphics card. You can always add one later if you feel you need it. If you want one, I'd probably spend another $20 for a 7770.
I agree with Dankev in that the parts you've selected are way overkill for your listed system usage. Look at the specifications of my HTPC (in my signature). Mine does everything you want yours to do and more. Look for a dual-core processor and 4GB of RAM. On-board graphics should be enough, but I wouldn't eschew a discrete graphics card.
Lastly, never, ever, EVER! rely on a wireless connection for streaming movies. Figure out a way to get this system hard-wired to the network.
One thing I disagree with is the wireless - you definitely can stream over wifi, if you have the right network/adapter. My HTPC uses a dual-band usb adapter and I run streaming from my router over 300mbps 5.0ghz N band and it never falters - even streaming to two PCs at once in the same apartment both on wifi.
I went ahead and got rid of the video card. My only question is will I still be able to stream at 1080p on my big screen without and hiccups? Also, by gaming I am talking more about older games (my SNES backups) and League of Legends. Will they be able to run smoothly?
I am not too worried about streaming being an issue. I believe my internet should be fast enough. I have 100 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up. In the long run, though, I will transfer all my video backups to my 3 TB hard drive.
that silverstone case can fit 1x2.5" and 2x3.5" drvies btw but its a bit fussy fitting the 2.5 and the second 3.5 as they sit under the dvd drive bar and as a plus , usb3 on front
one other point is to what cpu cooler use going to use?
i have used an Artic Freezer 11 LP in the past for mates build, inside a very small antec ISK 110 case and it was best cooler i have come across for htpc builds , so damn quite i couldn't hear it running in the case even when i held it up to my ear