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#1 jbitensky2

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:04 PM

Looking to build a computer to watch Blu Rays and game some
 
Are all these pieces compatible/is anything holding me back?
 
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-3770 3.4GHz 8MB 65W LGA1155 CPU 
 
GIGABYTE GA-H77N-WIFI LGA1155/ Intel H77/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&V&2GbE/
 
EVGA - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card
 
G.SKILL Ares 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory F3-1600C9D-8GAB
 
SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PL
 
Seagate Solid State Hybrid 1TB 2.5" SATA Laptop Hard Drive
 
LG UH12NS29 12X SATA Blu-Ray BD-ROM DVDRW Combo Drive w/ 3D Playback M-DISC NEW
 
IN WIN GT1 White SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
 
Samsung S27C450D 27 inch Widescreen LED LCD Monitor Adjustable Display


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#2 jbitensky2

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:05 PM

Pretend that doesn't say laptop hard drive, 2.5" 1 TB desktop hard drive



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:44 PM

The motherboard and the case are not compatible: The motherboard is a Mini ITX and the case is an ATX. The form factors won't agree. Everything else will be fine. If you want to try this build, you would need to find a different case.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:13 AM

A few questions...

 

Will this be a PC under your television, like a media center, or will it be under a desk?  What games do you play and at what level do you want their visual quality to be?  What is your budget?


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:27 AM

For Blurays you will most likely need to purchase a software package or two.  I use SlySoft's AnyDVD HD and Cyberlink's PowerDVD.  The AnyDVD HD is used to copy the disks to my machine and PowerDVD to play.  While PowerDVD plays the disks a lot of their features do not work for people with large DVD/Bluray collections, which is where I fall.  AnyDVD HD gets around any HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) issues.  If any component in your system is not HDCP compliant it can prevent you from watching a Bluray movie either partially (lower definition) or completely.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

I have used PowerDVD a lot in the past, mostly because it came bundled with an optical drive.  When I moved to Win8 I splurged and purchased Arcsoft's Totalmedia Theater (I think I'm on v.6).  I've got a pretty big collection of DVDs and BDs myself and, so far, I haven't had any problems with the features.  This is on my media center PC under the TV, which is fairly new and fully HDCP compliant (Core i3 3220 on a Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB 3H, using onboard HDMI graphics).

By the way, that board will work with the OP's build since his case accommodates both ATX and microATX boards.


Edited by compnovo, 02 May 2014 - 11:24 AM.

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