Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:48 PM
Talk to your friend, I'd sell it and get something efficient (aka not as hot running) that you can fit in a small package. HTPC is all about energy, space and noise efficiency, the less the better,
The CPU *was* a beast, the SLI *was* pretty good (less so if they're 512MB), and the motherboard has an nvidia chipset (enough said here).
Sorry I'm the one downer, I mean it's a great system for free but it'd be far more useful in someone else's hands IMHO.
Get a little AMD fusion mini-ITX system, I know from experience this is an amazing HTPC setup (especially if you pop a little 64GB SSD into it like I did, the little monster seems to be just as fast as my desktop for anything other than gaming)
Mobo: Asus P6TD Deluxe | Processor: Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.8ghz | CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAXR | Videocard: MSI Twin Frozr HD7970
Memory: Patriot 12GB 1600mhz | OS SSD: SanDisk Extreme 240GB SATA | PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W
Monitor: *Debranded* HP 24" 2408H | CD/DVD: Samsung SH-S223F | Keyboard: Razer Tarantula | Mouse: Razer Lachesis
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