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Hey guys,

In a few months my SO and I are looking to build a basic HTPC to function as a XBMC box for all of our shows and movies and this is what I've come up with. I'm aiming for something that looks nice, is functional, and energy efficient.

Case: Silverstone GD05
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...63166&Tpk=GD05
A bit pricey but it looks rather nice, the cooling is good (not that the system would generate much heat), and can hold several hard drives.

Mobo/Cpu/Video: ASRock E350-M1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157247
Should run XBMC fine, low power consumption, low noise (you can throttle the fan down which combined with the 120mm that will be blowing fresh air directly on the board should keep things cool) Cheap

Memory: 2GB stick of DDR3

Power supply: Seasonic 300w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151086
Efficient, reliable, quiet.

Nothing fancy, gets the job done.

And we already have a 2TB drive to toss in for storage and whatnot.

So how does this look? We plan on throwing in a Blu-Ray drive down the line but otherwise that's the basic idea.

We have a wireless keyboard and mouse but would a remote be an option as well? If so is there a budget friendly remote solution?

Thanks for any and all advice.
Edited by Siegfried262 - 7/23/11 at 1:12pm
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Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
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post #2 of 3
This is the perfect example of what a HTPC should look like. Performance wise you've got plenty of power and enough storage for all of your media. Me likey
The first thing that came to mind when you mentioned "remote" is this little thing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998080 seems like it would be a cool addition to the system. But the price might not be what you're looking for. There are probably cheaper solutions out there but this is the cheapest one I know of

Edit: Which PSU will you be using?
Edited by McBean - 7/23/11 at 1:10pm
    
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post #3 of 3
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I'll have to shop around but that does look pretty fancy .

I also edited my post, forgot to include the power supply.
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Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
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Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
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