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HTPC sub $550.00 build Help!

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I want to build a HTPC for a price of up to $550.00 inc. delivery from this supplier:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php
delivery would be to postcode 5168.

I would be thinking at least a 2Tb HDD and something which would be able to play Minecraft at least. Smaller and quieter the better. Wife would love it to be red, but I can change it (with spray paint) if it is a cheap enough case.

Oh she is very strong about having as few as possible lights on it.
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Heres what I came up with.



Can still be improved a little bit with the left over money.
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Thank you MasterCheese99
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No problem! I love making build lists
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If it was me, I would switch the the case to a NSK2480B. Its $125 but comes with a good 80 plus power supply. So you would save $45 which you could use for something else like a bluray drive or TV Tuner.
 
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Server
(15 items)
 
HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Sapphire HD7850 OC 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 SSD WD 2TB EADS Lite-On DVD-RW XSPC Raystorm 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Dell Ultrasharp FPW2405 Dell Ultrasharp FP2007 Sidewinder x4 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Truepower 650 CM Stacker Original Logitech mx310 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2100 Intel DH67BL Integrated 8GB Kingston Hyper-X 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2TB WD Green EARS 2tb Samsung F4EG Stock Intel WHS 2011 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None Antec Earthwatts 380w Antec TX SOHO 
Mouse
None 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2400 Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 Sapphire HD7850 OC 8GB Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black w/ 60gb Vertex plus SSD in SRT LG BluRay Scythe Ninja Mini Passive Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 1080p 42" Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec nsk2400 
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