Skullzer wrote:Where I'll be buying = mostly newegg or amazon. I live about an hour and a half from FRY's, but to be honest I prefer to shop online.
superjawes wrote:Storage - Depending on how heavy you'll be loading your SSD, you can go with a cheaper, 5400 RPM WD Green for storage.
If you ever do remember, please mention it here. Getting my HTPC to wake on IR input has been an ongoing nightmare for me. My research terminated at "some IR receivers just don't support wake-on-USB". I would have to start shopping eBay and kind of hope that the one I received has the functionality.DPete27 wrote:I actually have an IR eye that I installed in my HTPC that plugs directly into the power button header. I can program the eye to my TV remote. When I press the programmed button on my remote, the HTPC turns on. I can't for the life of me remember what website I got it from, but it'd be worth checking out. I guess you could do the same thing via "power on via Keyboard/Mouse" in the BIOS. With an SSD, your rig should only take about 10 seconds to be up and running. Maybe you're just planning on letting it go to sleep?
vargis14 wrote:As for a cpu I would go with a Ivy bridge or haswell I5 CPU since once you get into customizing movie players like MPHC or pot player with The Smooth Video Project that plays all you MKV's etc at 60 fps and looks a heck of a lot better then 24fps. It brought my 2600k to its knees when I turned everything to max with SVP....My i3 2120s with amd cards do fine but its on the ragged edge and i cannot turn up everything the SVP will let you do.
superjawes wrote:OS - this was legitimately fresh, right? I mean you installed a full copy of Professional and not an "upgrade" version? If so, yes, I do believe you can use your old copy of Home Premium.
Some lunatic in another thread wrote:One 6-pin PCIe cable becomes two 6+2 pin PCIe cables for $4½ with free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812198016
Chrispy_ wrote:Sounds like I'm too late, but most "failure to POST" with new hardware that I've seen on Socket 1155 and 1150 is often because it's very VERY easy to bend a pin in the motherboard socket.
Chrispy_ wrote:Yeah, be careful and try it yourself. I don't think bent pins are even covered by warranty, though many retailers are too dumb to realise it's the bent pins causing the problem, and RMA them anyway.
If your eyesight is good and your hands are steady, bending pins back is easy enough. I've never failed to repair a socket with bent pins although I've never had any heavily damaged sockets. Normally it's just a handful of pins that are misaligned by less than one grid space on the socket, and I wouldn't be surprised if the damage was caused by either the motherboard manufacturer fitting the plastic socket protector, or people taking the protector off when the socket clamp is locked, which can lever pins out of place in the last corner the plastic comes up from.
This thread might help you, too.