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CORSAIR 430CXV2 would 430 watts be over kill? Newegg has them for $37 and then gives you a $20 MiR, so $17 if I dont mind doing the mail-in rebate. I think it would have to be better than a PSU that comes in some of these cases.
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post #12 of 27
The CORSAIR 430CXV2 is a great simple PSU. Not really overkill and gives you some room to add stuff later. And at that price, especially if you get the rebate back, it's a good option. I was thinking of buying it just to have a backup PSU.
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rambleon84 View Post

CORSAIR 430CXV2 would 430 watts be over kill? Newegg has them for $37 and then gives you a $20 MiR, so $17 if I dont mind doing the mail-in rebate. I think it would have to be better than a PSU that comes in some of these cases.

It is..
 
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post #14 of 27
Well i guess the Crucial's out as Egg bumped up it's price rolleyes.gif Perhaps Team or GSkill?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313081
What sort of TV you planning to view on the HTPC i.e OTA, Cable, etc? Ya casing is highly subjective but have fun picking out one u really like thumb.gif
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by trog View Post

Well i guess the Crucial's out as Egg bumped up it's price rolleyes.gif Perhaps Team or GSkill?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313081
What sort of TV you planning to view on the HTPC i.e OTA, Cable, etc? Ya casing is highly subjective but have fun picking out one u really like thumb.gif

the tv is going to be a 50" Samsung plasma, 1080p then Cable via the craptastic WOW (although it may be going to TimeWarner or Insight soon, my roommate is moving out and cable is in his name...shop around time)

I might wander over to Micro Center on Saturday and see what some of these smaller cases look like in the flesh. I know they probably wont have much in the HTPC genre but I think it will give me some ideas.


Going with that PSU, just ordered via shop runner
Edited by Rambleon84 - 3/1/12 at 7:59pm
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post #16 of 27
Ya good call on seeing the cases in person cos quiet a lot of peeps protest when these arrive on their doorsteps and look very different than the pics shown online wink.gif
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post #17 of 27
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Well MicroCenter doesnt have much of a selection of small cases. Pretty much only had two micro's, neither of which were HTPC cases. Lots of large cases but that doesnt do me much good.

Also, whats up with newegg not offering free shipping an any of the sub $100 micro-atx cases? $10-15 extra is not cool for shipping
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post #18 of 27
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I went ahead and bought the Team Xtreem 1600 2x2gb ram, newegg sent me a 10% coupon so it ended up costing $24.29 shipped via shoprunner 2day.

I'm getting the little things out of the way but not the expensive ones rolleyes.gif

So I also have newegg coupon for MSI A75MA-G55 for 15% off and then a $15 MiR, so final price would be $78.49.
I havent used MSI before but it sounds like a pretty solid card; I like that it has USB3 and I've been eying some cases that have front USB3 ports. What is everyone's opinion of MSI, is there a better choice for the money?
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post #19 of 27
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Just picked up a 7200rpm 2TB Seagate for $120, couldn't resist the 2x capacity and faster drive for only $20 more.
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post #20 of 27
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Rounding home on this build, should have these delivered sometime this week:

AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Item #: N82E16819103951 - $79.99
ASUS F1A75-M PRO FM1 - 104.99

Picked up both together for $140 (after $10 MiR)

Then picked up this SilverStone ML03B 64.95 - $25 for a gift card I had laying around, so $40 shipped. Although, I just ordered it today and last week when i was checking htem out, i swear it was $5 cheaper. NewEgg is sold out of them atm, and they wanted $15 to ship it. I just hope I dont have any issues with the psu and optical drive.

So I still need an optical drive and cable card, although I might just pull an older DVD drive to install windows and pick out a proper optical later. I am a little worried as some reviews said it was a really tight fit with a regular psu and fitting an optical drive in it but I like how this one looked and the front USB 3 ports. Case will be here Thursday, mobo and processor is set for Wednesday. I still need to pick out some fans, might just make a trip to Micro Center for that though.
Edited by Rambleon84 - 3/12/12 at 12:22pm
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A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz Tri-Core ASUS F1A75-M PRO Radeon HD 6530D Team Xtreem Dark Series 
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