1. M

    Case for old desktop-gaming PC into new HTPC/couch-gaming PC.

    Alright, hardware problems, please help: Problems: old computer; see My reservoir is cracked My pump is too loud My radiator is an old 360mm rad I'm an idiot and I through out my stock air cooling stuff I want: an HTPC...
  2. D

    WTB 4k AV receiver. Would like something that is not super expensive.

    HDR is a must. 5.1 at least but 7.1 wouldn't hurt. At least a few hdmi inputs. Upgrading from a pioneer vsx-1121. Show me what you got and what you are asking. I appreciate it folks!
  3. CaffeineMan

    How to turn on a laptop without a power button?

    **MY MISTAKE** I misidentified the LED connection as the power button connection. Original question: I received some laptop mobos without shells (Lenovo 13 2nd gens) that I would like to upcycle to use as my HTPCs. I currently use slower laptops (actually parts of laptops) but would like to...
  4. Zarathustra[H]

    Livingroom Home Theater Entertainment Stand in front of (non-functional) Fireplace (IKEA Hack)

    Hey all, Figured I'd share a little project I just assembled. In our new house there is a fireplace in the living room which cannot be used, and it is in exactly the spot where it makes the most sense to stand the TV. The raised stone slab in front of the fireplace caused a lot of issues...
  5. U

    Acer 15.6 laptop, SSD, Core I5

    Specs: Intel Core i5 2520m 2C/4T 2.5 base/ 3.1 turbo frequency 6 GB (2+4) ddr3 1333 RAM 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD 15.6 Glossy screen 1366x768 DVD-RAM Just cleaned and upgraded CPU from Celeron B815 to the i5 , cleaned heat sink and insides and reapplied Artic Silver. Screen has a couple of bad...
  6. U

    Samsung Series 3 11.6 Ultra Portable/ultrabook/HTPC

    This is an almost new, rarely used ultra portable laptop. Specs: i3 2357m 4 GB DDDR3 64 GB Samsung 830 EVO SSD 11.6 1366x768 screen gigabit ethernet HDMI + VGA out Legit Windows 10 license (free upgrade from Win 7) 2 lbs Intel 130 N wireless is built in but I will include a minimal USB 450 AC...
  7. T

    Want to get tiny fanless system for streaming

    Hi folks... I'm looking into fanless systems to use for audio and video streaming around my house. Currently, I have a full-on HTPC under my TV, running Windows 7 x64, chock full of storage and great audio and video cards. The issue is, 1) it uses lots of power, 2) I have to remember to turn it...
  8. B

    FS : $40 / $65 bargain desktop PCs

    6/20/18 price drops on all listed, updated thread with prices 6/26/18 tablet has been sold Hi guys. What I have this time around are some Mom/Grandma desktop PCs and a tablet for sale. Feel free to shoot me your zipcodes for better shipping estimates, but I ran estimates going from TX to...
  9. R

    Which Laptops have HDMI 2.0 Ports?

    So after buying a 4K OLED TV, and wanting to test out HDR, I am in the market for a laptop to serve as a HTPC to connect to my NAS. (I also need a new laptop). The TV is LG OLED65B7A Series B7. I had decided on the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576G-5762 for its Kabylake CPU and MX150 GPU. Then it...
  10. S

    HTCP Part Out - i5-6600K, ASUS z170i, GTX 750Ti, nVidia Shield, more!

    Moved to a different HTPC server, so I'm moving the remaining unit. Would LOVE to sell this as-is (with a good deal!) but will part out. The other items are from my HT consolidation. Intel Core i5-6600K - $200 Noctua NH-L9I - $30 Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz...
  11. W

    FS: Skylake i3 NUC (NUC6i3SYH)

    Used as a HTPC running Kodi and general windows PC. Bare system, no memory or HDD/m2 drive. $180 shipped via USPS Priority. Also available for local pickup for people in NorCal. I'm selling the taller 'H' model that can use both a m2 and SSD at the same time. Full specs can be found here...
  12. T

    Gigabyte GV-N75TOC-2GI on Antec NSK-1380's 350W power supply

    Hi, I currently have a few spare parts laying around and I'd like to build a gaming HTPC. The case I want to use is an Antec NSK-1380, its power supply comes in a non-standard form factor, it's rated for 350 watts, is 80+ certified (white) and doesn't have any PCI-E connectors. As the power...
  13. S

    Need Wisdom: Pentium G3260T adequate?

    I'm finally getting ready to set up a very small HTPC to manage my digital library. The system I'll be using has a DisplayPort output capable of 1080P (but not 4K) that will be used to connect to my TV via a DP to HDMI cable. The system will have an internal 1TB HDD and also access media on my...
  14. MavericK

    WTB: 1030 / 1050 / 1050 Ti for 4K HTPC

    Gents and ladies, As the thread title says, looking to upgrade my HTPC card to something that will decode 4K 10-bit HEVC - the current 970 is not cutting it. I can get a 1030 brand new for around $70 right now, but if I could find a 1050 or 1050 Ti for a good deal on here I would be more...
  15. J

    Smallest Mac Mini with Kabylake

    Recently I replaced my Desktop with small form factor PC. It is an excellent experience when customizing a computer. Now I present you my tiny HTPC that runs MacOS Sierra. It doesn't have any Graphics card because my aim is to make it smaller, so I'm using the Intel HD Graphics. HTPC...
  16. R

    Budget HTPC spec for 4k HDR x265 HEVC 10bit?

    Hi all, As I am considering buying a Shield TV for my Samsung KS8000, I was wondering if a HTPC wouldn't be a better/more future proof option. My budget would be around 500 EUR. As I already own a copy of Windows 10 and PowerDVD 17, I was wondering what would be the most optimum setup I could...
  17. waseem

    My new HT Video

    Hello all, This is my new HT video hope you like it Regards :)
  18. jdogg707


    SOLD Payment/Offer Details - I am not looking for any trades. - Offers will be entertained, but please, no low ballers. Multi-item discounts are available. - I will only ship to the U.S. - Parts are shipped via FedEx Ground/Home Delivery and will be insured for the purchase price. - I have heat...
  19. bluesynk

    Multiple zone htpc?

    Just moved my pc to the livingroom for an htpc tv vive setup. Have a second zone with an avr and monitor at my desk. There have been setup headaches but everything is pretty much working. However there have been a few things I haven't found good solutions for and would like some advice rather...
  20. MavericK

    4K HEVC Playback

    So, I recently purchased a 4K TV and tried playing some 4K video on my HTPC with disappointing results. The video is either completely choppy/unwatchable or still exhibits stutter, depending on the video sample. Specs: Phenom II X4 965 Black 8 GB DDR3 GTX 970 It appears my HTPC will not play...
  21. Zarathustra[H]

    Kodi v17.0 “Krypton” Release Candidate 4

    I know a bunch of you, like me, use Kodi for your media center needs. With today's announcement of Release Candidate 4, Team Kodi is getting close to releasing their next v17 release. Personally I'm both looking forward to, and dreading the next release of Kodi. While every new release...
  22. S

    SOLD - Lenovo M73 Thinkcentre Tiny (i5, 8GB, 500GB SSHD, WiFi)

    Hey, I just picked this up from Ozarkboy a little while back to use as a box. I wasn't hugely impressed with Lakka, but apparently on Lenovo's site it's eligable to have windows 8 restored back on it. Either way, however you want the box setup let me know. I can keep it as is, wipe it...
  23. K

    FS: Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe, HD Homerun TV Tuners

    Switched to a Mac Mini for my HTPC, so these TV Tuners have to go. First up is a Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe CableCard 4 tuner card. I used this with Comcast here in Chicago with no issues under Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center. Comes with the card itself and the mini coax to standard coax cable...
  24. D

    Xolid 13 – Show-off ITX case with clear side panel and extensive compatibility

    Hey, guys, I am here to share my PC case project called Xolid 13. Concept Rendering [Update] Our third prototype is finally here Empty chassis (front) and assembled Front panel, lower end One configuration with ITX motherboard, 240mm radiator, full sized VGA card, and SFX power supply...
  25. DudeThe

    WTB - Chromebox or Win HTPC/Desktop (Cheap)

    Hi, I want to buy a Chromebox or Windows (OS not necessary) HTPC/Desktop for someone, they don't have a decent PC. I'm paying for it and need a cheap one. 1080p YouTube capabilities and HDMI output is required. A wireless keyboard/Mouse/Webcam add on would be great. Shipping to 15237...
  26. TriangleDragon

    Super small 5L PC w/ full size GPU

    Hello all, I just thought I would post some details of a PC I recently built: The original case was an E Mini 2010 (£40), some modifications are necessary to fit a dual slot graphics card. To improve the appearance and reduce the dimensions of the case the front panel was replaced with a...
  27. grifter_66

    Vive/Rift Audio Setup Questions

    Quick question... My primary gaming PC is in my living room and doubles as an HTPC. I have it hooked up to my receiver via HDMI which is required for Dolby Digital HD/Atmos and DTS-MA/DTS-X. Originally I planned on just plugging in the headset as a display but use my existing speakers for audio...
  28. Hielo_loco

    How can I prevent my PC from hanging when dealing with a scracthed bluray?

    Hi everybody, I have been trying to play a couple of mildly scratched Bluray discs on my pc's bluray drive and power dvd 15. When the computer tries to read the scratched sectors, it chokes, sputters, and ultimately hangs indefinitely, forcing me to hit ctrl alt delete. The same thing happens...
  29. M

    For Sale: Z97 Combo

    Core i5 4690k Asus z97m-plus 16gb 4x4gb Corsair vengeance (blue low profile and black high profile) Asus Strix 970 4gb Nzxt s340 (white) Antes Neo Eco 520w (seasonic base) Crucial m500 240gb CM hyper 212 on the cpu Pictures Decided to go another route and keep the HTPC. Very good condition...
  30. D

    CLOSED! thanks all!

    CLOSED! thanks all!