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audirs March 15, 2011 08:43 AM

My AMD Gaming Cube/HTPC
Hey all, just thought id share a little build i did for a HTPC box that can also serve as a portable gaming cube. i didnt have the heart to sell my original 4870x2 (i bought this one new the day it came out) so i sold my used one i picked up and kept this one to re-purpose. another reason that helped me justify keeping it, was the fact that the 4870x2 has an audio chip on it, and can actually output sound via the cards DVI ports. to do this, it requires the special dvi to hdmi adapter that comes with the card. the rest is plug and play.

the computer is completely overkill for HTPC use, but i like the fact that i can game on my big screen LCD if i ever feel like it, and not have to worry that the card cant keep up (4870x2 can destroy almost anything @ 1080p.) here are the full system specs

Biostar A780L mATX motherboard, AMD 760G northbridge, HD3000 IGP
AMD Phenom II x4 940 Black Edition
Scythe Shuriken Rev. B
Corsair HX620
Sapphire 4870x2
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR2 800 with Red LEDs
WD Black 640gb

and a bunch of pics, sorry if some are a bit blurry, didnt have my tri-pod

_dangtx_ March 15, 2011 12:44 PM

wow. what temps do you get on the gpu side?

Shadowmeph March 15, 2011 03:02 PM


Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 495955)
wow. what temps do you get on the gpu side?

I was about to ask the same thing.
I really like t o looks of that.
a question I have is what type of DVI cable do I need so that I can get audio from my 4870x2 to my TV ?

chubaka March 15, 2011 03:13 PM

this is not HTPC, its an SFF gaming rig!! great job with cable management in such a small enclosure.

audirs March 16, 2011 02:59 PM

thx for the comments. Dan, to be honest i have not monitored anything outside of CPU right now, and they dont look the greatest with the panel cover on. however when i take the cover/panels off my temps drop significantly. im going to plan a way to mod it to allow for better airflow, or might move my h50 over to it as it may serve better there. might test it out and see.

to get audio over your 4870x2, it should have shipped with a dvi to hdmi adapter, apparently its special and you just use a regular hdmi cable to go from your tv to your card. if you dont have the adapter any more, you can get it from newegg

Newegg.ca - HIS DVI to HDMI Adapter for HD4K Series Model HHDMI4071

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