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I already have the spare HDD and RAM..the rest comes out to $539.88. Only would be used strictly as a media center. Playing Blu-Rays, DVDs, Netflix etc.

*Edit revised for parts update. Might not be able to fit the radiator for a spare H50 I have. Not sure if the Big Shuriken will allow for the ripjaws.
Edited by Wr3ckin_Cr3w - 7/27/11 at 9:28am
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Well the PSU is certainly more than more than adequate but what you are lacking is a cpu cooler. Something quiet mabey even passive if you have the space.
    
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It could be cheaper to buy a blu ray/DVD combo drive such as this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151232

Also i would say that the PSU is a bit overkill. Something like a Corsair CX430 or maybe even a 300w PSU should be sufficent.
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PSU is way overkill consider you don't need more than 200w.


For a media center, there are much nicer cases.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
PSU is way overkill consider you don't need more than 200w.


For a media center, there are much nicer cases.
Thanks all!

True, finding another PSU now..any suggestions on a case? This one seemed slick to me.
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Well the PSU is certainly more than more than adequate but what you are lacking is a cpu cooler. Something quiet mabey even passive if you have the space.
I have spare H50's I can toss in there if I have the room. If that'll fit the FM1 socket..have to look that up. Thanks!
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The FM1 sockets uses the same mounting points as other AMD sockets such as AM3 so it will fit.
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I have spare H50's I can toss in there if I have the room. If that'll fit the FM1 socket..have to look that up. Thanks!
Smaller HTPC cases may not have room for a 120mm rad.

What are the dimensions of the space where you will place the case? Even a mATX case feels big in the living room.
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Silverstone GD05B

Looking at that one can hold a 120mm, but doesn't have USB 3.0. Also seems very large. I wanted something a long the size of a regular DVD/Blu-Ray player. I plan on putting under my TV stand. Not sure of specs, but this is it:

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