Hi, I have a couple old Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9400 processors and I would like to use one to build a HTPC. Don't really know if I would call my vision a true HTPC.... basically a computer that I can hook up to tv for windows media center dvr capabiliites and basic online tv viewing.
I'm looking for;
motherboard LGA775 (graphics build in would be best)
A "true" desktop case (not a tower) SO DO I NEED A SPECIAL MB TO FIT THAT STYLE CASE??? I can't find this style case anywhere. you know the ones that a monitor can sit on, I can't use a tower because it's too tall for the 8 inch high shelf I have and I really don't want to get into the smaller cases or maybe I do I just know I want to use that processor.
Thanks I appreciate any help, seems like a very capable processor to build a computer around.
IMO your best bet would be to ebay those cpu's while they are still in demand and purchase something equally powerful but quite a bit less heat generating, like an i3 ivy cpu. I recommend the i3-3225 to get the hd4000 integrated graphics instead of the hd2500