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HTPC Build Comparable to Intel NUC 8 i7HNK

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Hi fam, my previous HTPC was lost by the moving company in the move (so much mover scams in the US) so now I need a replacement for my HTPC.

Expert PC builder, but with ATX and not Micro ATX. 

 

I will be watching 4K streams, Netflix, Prime Video and my huge collection of MKVs. No plans for any AAA gaming. The resolution I will be driving is a 4K Samsung TV. Other media streaming devices I have include a PS4 Pro but it doesn't play well with MKV files mainly due to the limited audio format support and al less than stellar video player. 

 

Looking to spend no more than 1100. The less the better.

 

Need recommendations for CPU, Board (MSI fan but not locked to brand) and a nice ITX Case. Silence is golden so going for quiet too. 


Thanks!!!

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I love the look of the NZXT H200i.

 

My next build will be going into it. As for a parts list, i'm the same. I don't know much about ITX systems. You also mentioned you needed 4K Netflix, and I believe that's exclusive to Intel(yeah...bullshit).

 

Any gaming at all? it may be helpful to throw a low end GPU in there for shits nd giggles. Something like a 1050.

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12 minutes ago, izt_is said:

Hi fam, my previous HTPC was lost by the moving company in the move (so much mover scams in the US) so now I need a replacement for my HTPC.

Expert PC builder, but with ATX and not Micro ATX. 

 

I will be watching 4K streams, Netflix, Prime Video and my huge collection of MKVs. No plans for any AAA gaming. The resolution I will be driving is a 4K Samsung TV. Other media streaming devices I have include a PS4 Pro but it doesn't play well with MKV files mainly due to the limited audio format support and al less than stellar video player. 

 

Looking to spend no more than 1100. The less the better.

 

Need recommendations for CPU, Board (MSI fan but not locked to brand) and a nice ITX Case. Silence is golden so going for quiet too. 


Thanks!!!

This is a pretty compact build, SFX powersupply, m.2 PCIe drive,and a 2 TB SSHD in case you need to throw on mass storage but you don't want a slow harddrive. I have a Firecuda SSHD right now and, so far, it performs fantastically. It's quite close to SATA III drives in terms of performance.

 

Here's the case, it's pretty non-intrusive. You can always get an NZXT h200 with the TG panel and all that but this would fit in anywhere

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Thank you all so far. 

Leaning towards an Intel build for now.

Might throw in a GPU, 1050Ti or above I think. 

How good are Iris Plus 655 graphics if I do NO gaming at all?

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