OpenELEC instalation


  • SD card 8GB class 6 or more
  • HDMI cables with CEC support
  • Ethernet cable for internet access
  • Power supply 5V with micro USB for first time configuration, or use TV USB HDD 1A connector

Install OpenELEC image to SD card using Windows PC:

  • put blank SD card to your SD card reader on PC
  • donwload and install Win32DiskImager
  • download lates OpenELEC Raspberry PI Diskimage from OpenELEC web page and unpack it from .gz to .img
  • run Win32DiskImager as administrator and select image file and drive letter of the SD card
  • click Write and wait for the write to complete
  • exit imager and eject the SD card

Prepare to start:

  • plug SD card on Raspberry Pi SD card slot
  • plug USB keyboard into USB slots on the Raspberry Pi
  • make sure that your monitor or TV is turned on and connected to Raspberry Pi via HDMI
  • plug ethernet cable
  • plug 5V micro usb power supply – this action will turn on and boot Raspberry Pi into OpenELEC
  • enable HDMI CEC on your TV

For Samsung TV you can enable that in Menu -> System -> Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC):
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): On
Automatically turn off: No
Devices: select XBMC
Note: You can plug power supply from your TV USB (min. 1A out) to Raspberry Pi,
but when power it's not enought warning icons on your TV screen it's show:
* Red square icon on top right TV screen is CPU over-temperature
* Rainbow square icon on top right TV screen is under-voltage
You need more mA Power Supply.

Update OpenELEC to latest version:
– Menu -> System -> OpenELEC -> System
Updates -> Check for updates now

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Here is my second water cooled PC build with Zalman Reserator XT.


MAINBOARD: ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z + EK Water Blocks EK-FB ASUS C5F-Z – Acetal

CPU: AMD FX-9370 + EK-Supreme LTX AMD CSQ

GPU: 2x AMD 290X + 2x 

RAM: 32GB 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz DDR3 CL9

Radiator + Reservoir + Water Pump: Zalman Reserator XT + Noctua NF-A14 PWM Fan replacement with original

Liquid: Aquatuning AT-Protect-UV-green+red 1000ml x2

Build time: 6 hours

Here is my first water cooled PC build with Zalman Reserator XT.


CPU: Intel i7 3770K 4,5GHz + EK Water Blocks EK-Supreme LTX CSQ

GPU: nVidia GTX 670 + EK Water Blocks EK-FC680 GTX+

Radiator + Reservoir + Water Pump: Zalman Reserator XT + Noctua NF-A14 PWM Fan replacement with original

Liquid: Aquatuning AT-Protect-UV-green 1000ml x2

Build time: 2 hours