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Final Buil! Criticism and thoughts?

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZoBB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZoBB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZoBB/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Gemin II S524 77.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($125.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $540.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-23 14:39 EDT-0400)

Okay, before you post, please read the below, this is NOT a gaming intensive PC. It is merely a family/home HTPC that I will be using and possibly upgrading in the future. I am looking for a sub 600$ build and this came in right under.

I chose the Rosewill Capstone, although many recommended the Fortress, I chose the Capstone to save a few dollars and it is modular. Everything else I could see is the same on both models.

Case I chose for dependability and being able to expand, and I love it, not going anywhere.

Motherboard for overclocking ability, and was suggested to me by a forum post here and a few other users.

I was looking for the best memory I could get for the price range, and the highest speed for the integrated graphics on the APU chip. Also, needs to be the blue color for my theme.

I'm open to options on the cooler, something small but effective, I've had bad experiences with leaning/hanging in the past.
post #2 of 8
I can build you a PC for 550$ that has a crossfire capable motherboard. Quad core fx and a 7770

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All from new egg want me to list the parts?

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I think this is pretty good for an HTPC.
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This is a good build. Just make sure your parts have good reviews and it's all good to go!
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I don't see why he font get a 4350 and a 7770 which would be in his budget rolleyes.gif

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Ok, here we go.

Save money on the motherboard+APU with a combo discount. -$25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1320106

This PSU is all around better, more power capabilities for less. A heads up, rosewill is the newegg brand. Thus you should almost always buy them off newegg.

*note* Didn't realize your first was modular, so I added a modular one at the bottom if you choose not to use this one.
PSU($64 with promo code RW20PPSU) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-650 650W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071

For memory I suggest these, but if you're really sticking to your guns on a blue theme then I'll have alternatives below it.(same brand, just different head spreaders)

RAM($70) - Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313323

RAM($78) - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231666

RAM($78) - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231665

*edit*

New Total - $538 including shipping, not including rebates, like your initial build from pcpartpicker appears to.

*edit2* Didn't realize your first PSU was modular(Normally they have a M after the model number, indicating so.). So here is another one that is modular, and still cheaper then the other.

PSU($72 with promo code RW20PPSU) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M 550W Continuous @ 50°C 80 PLUS GOLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262
Edited by Alanim - 5/23/13 at 8:43pm
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For an HTPC you're spending a good $200 more than you need to. Perhaps you should restate your performance objectives.
    
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