What Makes a HTPC?

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Dr. Bhaskar Maitra
Dr. Bhaskar Maitra

Stopped this video the moment I saw the components. He isn't building a HTPC, he is just showing off some sponsored products who have paid him to talk nonsense.

7 күн бұрын
Billy William
Billy William

Paul's Hardware What would you say makes HTPC, NAS, set-top (Roku, Firestick, etc.), and a media server different?

13 күн бұрын
dmitc01
dmitc01

Been using a Dell inspiron 13z as an htpc for a number of years now (since we ditched cable). Added some RAM replace the HDD with an SSD and changed the cooling fan this year and it still gets the job done. Don't play games on it though because that's what the console is for.

2 ай бұрын
Anthony Ashdown
Anthony Ashdown

Am I the only person who thinks that quality sound hardware is necessary? 5.1? 7.1? Dolby, THX and DTS support? No? I've been scouring the internet for advice on the right sound card / DAC and I've come up empty handed. I'm starting to think I'm going overboard. I had a great Home theatre amp and speaker set, but I'm having issues with the PC taking full advantage of the amp's capabilities

8 ай бұрын
cutie.808
cutie.808

It’s a HTPC because H isn’t a vowel

Жыл бұрын
SPTLGHT
SPTLGHT

Im using an Core2Duo e7500 with 2GB DDR3 and 250GB Hard Drive as an HTPC and don't even need a GPU (steam home streaming) and i mostly use it for youtube and netflix but GTX970 and CPU Better than my main one? Damn you are going hard for HTPC

Жыл бұрын
Marc-André B
Marc-André B

Always fun randomly stumbling upon a four year old Paul's Hardware video.

Жыл бұрын
Lodmot
Lodmot

Should put "(Part 2)" in the title so I can find Part 1 more quickly, lol

Жыл бұрын
Mr Peco
Mr Peco

you use 'an' when the next word begins with a vowel. so if the next word's first-letter is either a,e,i,o, or u, then you use, an instead of a.

Жыл бұрын
Jim Chong
Jim Chong

Have you overlook the sound card?

Жыл бұрын
KeweKrypto 12
KeweKrypto 12

I like it, there's no reason for an HTPC to be weak and cheap. Here's mine https://pcpartpicker.com/user/kewe32187/builds/#view=tYWD4D

Жыл бұрын
Mario Iovine
Mario Iovine

how did you mount the DVD on the front panel of the node c 804? Which model? have you any problems with ejection?

Жыл бұрын
Johannes Hoffmann
Johannes Hoffmann

I want a small PC

Жыл бұрын
Prism Glider
Prism Glider

If you’re pronouncing it the way you are, it’s an htpc. The H is pronounced with an a sound at the beginning so it would be an.

Жыл бұрын
a .
a .

It's an - H is pronounced with an A in the beginning, and vowels always go with an instead of a

2 жыл бұрын
Stephen Rothwell
Stephen Rothwell

Paul I know this is an older video but did you have any trouble with the optical drive installation? I haven't been able to find any videos of a successful odd installation besides this video. Also, does the case cover the eject button?

2 жыл бұрын
Stephen Rothwell
Stephen Rothwell

Btw your videos rock keep up the good work. Shout out to BitWit Kyle too

2 жыл бұрын
steve randall
steve randall

Absolutely excellent summary. Very much appreciated.

2 жыл бұрын
deavan noah
deavan noah

It looks great. I'm going to use an HTPC case for my build,since it's going to be a rather small form factor.

2 жыл бұрын
FlowUrbanFlow
FlowUrbanFlow

It's "an HTPC" because H has a vowel beginning sound when pronounced. The useless shit you learn.

2 жыл бұрын
TechMechanic
TechMechanic

I think is an htpc or a home theater pc

2 жыл бұрын
J. M. R. T.
J. M. R. T.

Is a Core 2 Duo with a 9500GTS enough for an HTPC? I just Want to Stream 1080p Videos and also Stream steam Games from my Gaming pc.

2 жыл бұрын
Arthur Watts
Arthur Watts

Completely agree that this is overkill for a HTPC. I have no issue with the addition of a dedicated graphics card but you don't need to go overboard - if anything, the bulk of the money needs to go toward a NAS and sound hardware. Somewhere in the last 10 years, many gamers seem to have decided that onboard sound - and a pair of speakers from someone like Edifier or Logitech - was all they needed : that isn't the case from most HTPC fans. I'm not talking 30K floorstanders - Andrew Jones has been building great speakers for ELAC at real world prices - or 5K AV receivers, but if the aim is to get the best possible sound from the source to your ears, very few mainstream computer manufacturers are spending money on that over their graphics capabilities.

2 жыл бұрын
W. Smith
W. Smith

What would be the pros and cons about using Windows 10 Storage vs RAID5?

2 жыл бұрын
A Kam
A Kam

it is a htpc according to formal english. an is only used in the event the noun that follows begins with a vowel. yes I am aware I am not typing this properly.

2 жыл бұрын
A Kam
A Kam

it is a htpc according to formal english. an is only used in the event the noun that follows begins with a vowel. yes I am aware I am not typing this properly.

2 жыл бұрын
Mikey Larsen
Mikey Larsen

just made one out of old small pc of my dads

2 жыл бұрын
enticed2zeitgeist
enticed2zeitgeist

750w psu on HTPC lol.

2 жыл бұрын
KeweKrypto 12
KeweKrypto 12

I just put a 7700k and a 1080ti in a silverstone Grandia GD09B. thats an HTPC/gaming on my 65" TV

2 жыл бұрын
homer23422000
homer23422000

How much longer does an older video card allow a HTPC to effortlessly play 1080p shows on netflix, hulu, and youtube? I may end up building one for my parents, and I'm personally thinking a video card would work in 2 or 3 years when the cpu isn't all that fast by itself. I'm thinking of suggesting a 4 core AMD processor for budget performance, either a AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz or AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz The motherboard will be a Micro ATX, nothing special, I'll just ensure it has USB 3.0, using their tiny computer case and power supply if it will be compatible with the motherboard. Or I might suggest a 430W quality brand power supply. I will use the hard drive in their old computer, I don't remember what the capacity is, but I just know it's small, around 250-500GB. Don't suggest a dual core cpu, my parents' 3 or 4 year old cpu was a slower dual core for basic computing (or a HTPC), and it's already "trash". I want to avoid some of the cpu skimping since its not that expensive to get fast cpu for HTPC use.

2 жыл бұрын
homer23422000
homer23422000

I actually didn't really realize/remember that the Core i3 and the fast dual-core Pentium processors, the G4400 I believe, are actually fast enough to not be slow in 3 or 4 years, perfect for their build, thanks. I was thinking of the budget dual cores that box stores sell, which have extremely slow clock speeds, and aren't worth buying when you have quite some computer hardware knowledge.

2 жыл бұрын
AtomicAJ74
AtomicAJ74

For Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, a dual-core CPU should be fine. The integrated graphics on my Core i3 2120T are sufficient for these purposes, even though I currently have a GT 730. The key is to get a CPU that will handle the workload while drawing minimum power; the CPUs you listed are overkill unless you intend to use the HTPC for gaming. I would suggest any CPU (Sandy Bridge or later) with 35-watt TDP and either using integrated graphics (which should be fine) or a fanless, low TDP graphics card. I also recommend using an SSD as the boot/program drive and a mechanical hard drive for storage, even if you have to use an external hard drive. My 2120T always seemed sluggish on startup until I replaced the primary boot drive with an SSD. You'd never know I have a four-year-old budget CPU in that system.

2 жыл бұрын
Josh
Josh

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2 жыл бұрын
Don Bolton
Don Bolton

a htpc because you only use use "an" when the next work begins with a vowel.

2 жыл бұрын
AtomicAJ74
AtomicAJ74

Actually, you use "an" when the next syllable starts with a "vowel sound," not a vowel. So if you're saying "H-T-P-C" you'll say "an HTPC," but if you're going to sound out each word, then you would say "a home theater PC."

2 жыл бұрын
Thomas Riddell
Thomas Riddell

I wanted something small I Brought a Zotac z-box bi323 plus It came 30 gigabyte HD and 2 GB Ram Laptop DDR 3 I then added a 60 GB Laptop Drive from a dead PSIII 2 more GB of Ram + External 4 TB Hard Disk for Recordings + hauppauge wintv-hvr-850 for OTA and then Windows 10 and Kodi 17 to Run it all It Quiet and runs great Record 1080P with no Problems .

2 жыл бұрын
Max Odarchuk
Max Odarchuk

I have a fx3800 qaudro as a gpu for my htpc

2 жыл бұрын
PirateKing1256
PirateKing1256

this htpc is so large.

2 жыл бұрын
MarshallC3media
MarshallC3media

This is a long shot, hoping I can get a response. I'm building my dad an HTPC for Christmas and I haven't convinced them to cancel their cable service. I'm wondering what I should get. The infiniTV 6 is a bit too pricey, I've considered HD homerun. Also they have a 4K TV I'm not certain that 4K over 30hrz will bother my mom and dad BUT I might need a solution for that issue too.

3 жыл бұрын
joshua shelby
joshua shelby

i am pretty much doing the same thing i have a ex gaming rig with 4tb of storage i5 and a 9604gb card it runs my plex server

3 жыл бұрын
AtomicAJ74
AtomicAJ74

Paul, I like you, but I disagree with you HUGELY on this video. Yours is not an HTPC - it is a gaming PC you are using as an HTPC. An HTPC is simply a PC supporting video and audio playback and sometimes video recording capability. It may or may not involve software used for TV reception/recording/playback purposes. It is intended to be always on, unobtrusive, and quiet. What makes an HTPC? 1) Size/style blending with existing entertainment center setup (location is irrelevant) 2) Minimal power draw while supporting all the demands of the HTPC's intended use 3) Bare minimum of noise (including visual noise or bling) 4) Minimum cleaning needs/difficulty The idea of using a Core i5 3570K and a RAID 5 array for an HTPC is nuts. An HTPC should have at most 2 hard drives (and only one if it has an SSD for booting). Here is my idea of a good HTPC (I say my idea, because it's my current HTPC): 1) Motherboard - Asus P8H67-M PRO/CSM (micro-ATX) 2) CPU - Intel Core i3 2120T (35 watts max TDP) using stock heat sink and fan 3) RAM - 4 x Corsair XMS3 2 GB DDR3 1333 4) Graphics - Zotac GT 730 w/ 4 GB 64-bit DDR3 (recent upgrade, could use integrated graphics) 5) Storage: a) 1 Mushkin 512 GB SATA III SSD (recent upgrade) b) 1 Western Digital 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD 6) Optical - LG 12X Blu-Ray 3D Playback w/ M-DISC 7) Case - Silverstone Brandia Series SST-GD05B-USB3.0 Micro ATX 8) Tuner - HDHomeRun Prime 3 Tuner CableCARD 9) Remote - Adesso ARC-1100 MCE Infrared Remote Control I put magnetic dust filters on my intake fans to keep the case relatively dust-free. I keep thinking about upgrading the CPU, but there is no reason to because the Core i3 2120T works perfectly, pulls little power, and meets all my needs. I was originally using a GT 430 from Asus when I built this back in 2012, but upgraded when I ordered the GT 730 for another box that had an incompatible motherboard. The integrated graphics (HD 2000) needed for HDTV purposes, but I like having a dedicated graphics card. My HTPC pulls less power than a standard cable box. My HTPC pulls about 26 watts during use versus the 33 watts for the cable box. The cable box sees almost no power reduction from in-use to standby, whereas when my HTPC is off it pulls less than 1 watt.

3 жыл бұрын
chaslinux
chaslinux

I tend to agree with Atomic, though I suppose it depends on what you expect from your HTPC. Like Atomic, the fewer the fans and the lower the total power consumption the better. I'd only differ from Atomic's build by adding a second drive for mirroring. Yes, it raises the total power consumption, but I store a lot of media on my drive (8TB) and re-ripping it would be a pain. Yes, Paul, most people are doing away with cable TV providers, but for those of us lucky enough to get good reception an antenna lets us watch local stations. Although we don't use the KODI/Steam integration I can see lots of people wanting to play some Steam games via a HTPC. Do you buy a dedicated console or do it all through Steam?

2 жыл бұрын
Cuzeg Spiked
Cuzeg Spiked

JUST DO IT awesome

2 жыл бұрын
JUST DO IT
JUST DO IT

James Emsley popcorn time m8 its better than netflix and free but for real i find them much better than fucking netflix

2 жыл бұрын
ItzEmS
ItzEmS

AtomicAJ74 d

2 жыл бұрын
ItzEmS
ItzEmS

AtomicAJ74 if I build a htpc how do I go about getting free movies

2 жыл бұрын
Cool Moo5e
Cool Moo5e

what does the red stand for in wd, I know blue is low quality green is 10tb+ and black means somethimg, and I will be using my gaming pc as a htpc as well

3 жыл бұрын
TECH Camelia
TECH Camelia

IT'S A FREAKING LEGIT A GAMING PC !

3 жыл бұрын
L X
L X

part 3?

3 жыл бұрын

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