Hey guys, just thought I'd post a thread regarding my new build and some of my theater (in progress). I'm pretty happy so far with the build, although I still have a few things to work out with the video performance. I will post back once all issues are resolved with my setup and what I think about it. I'm coming from Popcorn Hour and so far I really enjoy XBMC and I'm hoping once some video issues are resolved it will be the perfect media center solution.
ASRock MB-A75M Socket FM1/ AMD A75 FCH/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ Micro ATX Motherboard
AMD A8-3870K APU with AMD Radeon 6550 HD Graphics 3.0GHz Unlocked Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - AD3870WNGXBOX
Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT128M4SSD2
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-4GBXL
Seasonic SS-400ET 400W 80 Plus bronze ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply
SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)
Readynas Ultra 4 8TB
Readynas Ultra 6 12TB
I'll post some updated pictures after I get XBMC working 100%, the theater is completed now and looks fantastic IMO.
My New Build A8-3870k with HD 6550
Joined: Feb 2012
2012-04-12 19:06 My New Build A8-3870k with HD 6550 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-12 19:08 by tman12.)
Joined: May 2011
2012-04-12 19:13 Post: #2
A powerful HTPC....and congratulation!
If you need more ideas on how to setup XBMC, you can check out some guides in my signature........
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
Joined: Mar 2011
2012-04-12 19:58 Post: #3
Really interested in what your end result is....this is the exact build i'm looking to do. Are you going to use the stock heatsink? Any other cooling needed? I'm hoping I can get a game and/or emulator to play nice as well. Thanks.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-12 20:05 by onizuka.)
Joined: Nov 2010
2012-04-12 21:07 Post: #4
marvelous! good job! keep pop'n those pics