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post #1 of 10
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Hi guys, the "customer requirement" (mother) is a tidy mini-pc for the use of displaying media on a monitor for a salon.
I can pick the speakers, monitor and mounting bracket myself but I really have no experience in micro-atx / htpc builds so can you please help me pick a good case and processor- price wise only! Performance is not a necessity, but HD playback shouldn't be too much to ask for from a cheap build these days.
This is the local http://www.komplett.ie/Komplett/site/KomplettHome.aspx
I can buy from UK if the extra €40 shipping is justified http://overclockers.co.uk/

I have a wireless mouse/kbd set already.

Thanks!
Edited by RuskY - 5/31/11 at 2:04pm
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post #2 of 10
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scrapped this together, what do you think?
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post #3 of 10
Wow, you guys get screwed with the prices, and what's up with that power supply? Why is it so expensive?
post #4 of 10
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yes, Rip-off Republic.
Any advice? Everything good?
should I buy from UK I wonder since I only have two HTPC cases to pick from..

The PSU is in the HTPC case as usual
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post #5 of 10
I'm pretty sure you can get that for the same price in dollars, an athlon x2 is like $63 bucks here. Check out newegg and see if yuo can go cheaper with them, even with the expensive shipping. The case you might want to go locao, again, because of the shipping.
post #6 of 10
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I can see in the case description, but will I be ok with fitting in the AMD cooler and the 3.5" hardrive along with a DVD reader??
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post #7 of 10
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and is the better choice AM3 or 1156???
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
or even 775
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post #9 of 10
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Close to ordering this, any faults?
Edited by RuskY - 5/31/11 at 2:04pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RuskY View Post
Close to ordering this, any faults?
I dont like your doc file.
But it looks like a great build, I am not sure of the PSU. I'm not a PSU hater though, I have a few cheap and few expensive PSU's in use everyday or on 24/7. Only time I fried one was when I was stress testing and trying to blow it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 965 Asrock 870 Extreme3 Sapphire 6850 sniper 2x4gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD blue 500gb cheap dvd-rw 7 x64 21" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
KA-558 Antec TP-750 NZXT Gamma MX518 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Athlon II x2 240 Biostar A870u3 2x2gb gb ddr1066 Samsung h154ui 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 204ui Western Digital WD10 EADS Western Digital WD20 EARS Western digital WD2500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb dvd burner Windows 7 x64 Remote Desktop 
PowerCaseOther
Antec EA500-d Norco 470 Flexraid 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x4 620 ASUS M3A78-EM 5450 G.Skil 2x2gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb none Windows 7 x64 46" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
RII Antec EarthWatts EA-380 Norco 420 Polk Audio Monitor50 x5 
AudioAudioOther
Polk Audio Monitor 30 x2 Bic F12 sub Acoustic Research ARRX18G 
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