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I would use the intel for the simple fact I pay for my own electricity.
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post #12 of 21
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Hey all. Right, its time to buy some more media pc parts, and need advice on the following:

Do you think this PSU and case are ok?

http://www.ikonicit.co.za/coolermaster-rc-342--350w-psu.html
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post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyKZN View Post

Right soooo...
Some things have happened which gives me a wider variety of choice to make in regards to the media PC. I now have 2 options, and both cost the same price to build.
Option A)
MSI H61M-E23 - Already have
Celeron G530
4GB DDR3-1333
Onboard GPU
370w PSU
or
Athlon x4 635 - Already have
4GB DDR2-800 - Already have
Asus MB - Already have
470w PSU
HD5450
Which would you guys go for?
Remember, this is only for watching stuff, and maybe the odd browse, no gaming, nada else

I would definitely buy something in the 6000 series gpu's. They are still dirt cheap and have the latest 1.4 spec hdmi ports, which allow bit streaming HD audio and 3D.
post #14 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

I would definitely buy something in the 6000 series gpu's. They are still dirt cheap and have the latest 1.4 spec hdmi ports, which allow bit streaming HD audio and 3D.

What does my motherboard support then?
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post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by BradleyKZN View Post

Hey all. Right, its time to buy some more media pc parts, and need advice on the following:
Do you think this PSU and case are ok?
http://www.ikonicit.co.za/coolermaster-rc-342--350w-psu.html
Can anyone help me with this? Or what about the new thermaltake litepower 450w
http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=5673

Or

http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29&products_id=5629
Edited by BradleyKZN - 11/11/12 at 1:42am
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Anyone? Wanna order tomorrow
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post #19 of 21
What are you using the HTPC for really? just streaming movies? you do not need anything too powerful, just grab a small ITX case that you like, a cheap mobo/cpu/gpu bundle like an AMD E-350 and a quality 60W-150W PSU and you will be fine. 2-4GB of ram... etc...
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i just need to know about the PSU please guys
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