HTPC With Remote/WOL

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Hi everyone been looking at making a htpc with a remote control. Been having a few problems with it due to want a remote control and wol (wake on lan) as well. Don't want something to big or expensive.

The computer specs i am thinking are has follows:

Amd A10 Black or normal (don't need separate GPU)
8GB Memory
AverHD H727 Tv card
450 or 500w PSU
3d Blu-ray player

anyone any ideas and any ideas on a motherboard that supports WOL

Neil
 
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Hi everyone been looking at making a htpc with a remote control. Been having a few problems with it due to want a remote control and wol (wake on lan) as well. Don't want something to big or expensive.

The computer specs i am thinking are has follows:

Amd A10 Black or normal (don't need separate GPU)
8GB Memory
AverHD H727 Tv card
450 or 500w PSU
3d Blu-ray player

anyone any ideas and any ideas on a motherboard that supports WOL

Neil


Hi ,

I think a lot of MoBo's include Wake-On-Line. at least I think the Gigabyte GA-A75N-USB3 does although i never use it.

The PSU you aim at seems to be on the very high side, see http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2012/10/03/amd-a10-review/8. If your system is only gonna be the HTPC in the livingroom ( and you want it silent), I would recommend going with a Pico-PSU low power supply (150W max), which should be enough for your A10-system running XBMC and displaying your movies ( I would guess).

Alex.
 
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Hi,

... and probably go for a 350w psu (can't find any smaller and want a 80+ one and its going to be for future purposes).

Ok, if you need more power then a pico-psu is not enough; However, I think they are available up to 150 Watt and I would guess that is a lot of power for a HTPC (since you might want it silent anyway, and putting 300 Watt in such a small box might give cooling problems. Also, be aware that the 80+ efficiency is only valid at certain points of the load, i.e. at 50% or something like that).
 
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Silent has possible yes and the case isn't that small. Its 17cm high and 43cm long. Looking into a 150/160 picopsu if get smaller case has will have heating issues there. Many thanks for the advice Alex
 
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These two posts of mine in an SFF thread might be of use.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showpost.php?p=21337770&postcount=34

and slightly further down:

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showpost.php?p=21341340&postcount=38

Works a treat for me. For WOL, I have it enabled on the mobo and can wake the machine to the login screen using Remote Launcher on my phone. I then find that I can browse to my NAS through Kalemsoft Media Streamer and it will then stream movies to my Touchpad happily without having to actually login. I have to have logged in at least once and then let themachine go to sleep for it to have loaded the service in the background but as long as I have done that, it works perfectly.

For watching on the TV, I use XBMC and either use my phone to control XBMC directly or I use my Harmony 900 with the IR.
 
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