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Hey folks.
HTPC in question is the one I have in my signature.
Will be going with Sandy matx build, ordering probably during January.
I'll be ordering from mindfactory.de or hardwareversand.de, depending on that days prices.

Processor is gonna be i3 2120. I'll also put an ssd there and some hdd later on for DVR purposes (read current prices).
Debating on whether to go with 1.5V CL9 1333 or CL9 1866, price difference is so small so might as well go with a bit overkill.
I originally thinked about going with gene-z but was thinking might as well go with some other manufacturer Z68 just for the heck of it.
The MB needs to be rock steady and with adequate cooling on vrm.

Reason on Z68 for it: next year, I'll jump to IB 3770K on my main rig so my 2500K will replace the i3, and I sure don't wanna run it stock lmao

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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is the way to go if you don't want to beat your wallet. What RAM is that 1866 CL9?
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Specs should be fine, depending on what you're gonna do with it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is the way to go if you don't want to beat your wallet. What RAM is that 1866 CL9?

Dude, that's ATX tongue.gif
Otherwise I would go with that.
And no, haven't yet decided on the make or model for the ram.
Was looking at the 8gb kit of g.skill value though, nice price atleast on it.

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WD1001FALS Samsung 830 64GB Optiarc AD5280S Noctua NH-U12P 
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Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2 Scythe Slip Stream PWM Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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