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The total is 305 after some 10 dollar off coupons you can't see below cause of my screen res. PSU has a 20 dollar MIR also. I plan to use it mainly as a HTPC of course with some light server duties such as running mumble or SSH/SFTP. Maybe a Wordpress back end. I don't have a huge Blu-ray collection but I do want to be able to watch what I do own in Blu-ray on it of course. I have a spare Bitfenix Prodigy case that I got from NCIX because they shipped one that was damaged in shipping. So i'll be using the dented one for this build. I also have some spare hard drives I'll be utilizing.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 14
The only thing I would sort-of worry about is the processor being fast enough. But everything I read says it should do just fine. So... Yeah. Looks good to me. thumb.gif
post #3 of 14
your PSU is overkill.

Do you have a case picked out yet?

There are alot of companies that make a case and PSU combo and that allows you to keep costs low.
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post #4 of 14
Yeah the psu is a little beefy. But the last place you want to skimp is the PSU so... But a 300W would be fine for this.

Like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

Save $5
post #5 of 14
looks fine to me tho i might consider an I3 over a pentium
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post #6 of 14
Wouldn't this perform better? For the same amount?

Motherboard($100) - ASRock FM2A85X-ITX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157357

RAM($58) - Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313345

APU(60$ with promo code EMCXRVW43) - AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113282

PSU($38 with promo code EMCXRVW246) - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Optical($50 with promo code EMCXRWP49) - ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247

Total price - $311 with shipping.
Edited by Alanim - 5/21/13 at 9:44pm
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post #7 of 14
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the mobo is a worse value since it doesn't have bluetooth or wireless. imo. also i've been reading on HTPC forums that if you don't intend to do any gaming that you don't need to worry about an IGP or APU.

also

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/232/AMD_A6-Series_A6-5400K_vs_Intel_Pentium_Dual-Core_G2120.html
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post #8 of 14
Stop recommending the Corsair CX430 already it has been removed from the list

The Corsair CX is only recommended as a last resort
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post #9 of 14
For that Intel setup, you'll use 30-40W in normal usage and 70W max.

There are plenty of mini-ITX cases that comes with a decent power supply. Here are a couple from Newegg:

Apex MI-008
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154091
(You'll want a low-profile cooler like the Dynatron T459 or Silverstone NT07-1156)

Athenatech A1089BB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811190110
(Cute little case I've use a lot)

If you can forego the desktop Blu-ray and have the budget for something slim there's this case:

Realan E-i7
http://www.ecosmartpc.com/ei7.html
(You'll need a low-profile cooler here too like above and it takes a slim/notebook Blu-ray drive)

Anyway, there are a lot of options depending on your taste and budget.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Stop recommending the Corsair CX430 already it has been removed from the list

The Corsair CX is only recommended as a last resort

Can you elaborate on that? I was unaware of any issues with that PSU. I am concerned though because I just used one for a system.
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