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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:04 PM
Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:05 PM
Pretend that doesn't say laptop hard drive, 2.5" 1 TB desktop hard drive
Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:44 PM
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?
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.
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.
Core i7 4771 - GA-B85-HD3 - PNY GTX760 - 16GB G.Skill 1333 - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD - Toshiba 2TB HDD - Corsair 200R Carbide Case - Corsair CX600M - Windows 8.1 Pro
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