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post #11 of 16
Isn't DDR-2 RAM going to be prohibitively expensive? I would look for a DDR-3 board. Also for GPU, I'd go with integrated graphics for HTPC dutyy. You could always add a fanless GT520 or 630 etc later if you didn't like the igpu performance and still be quiet.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok guys, I have cleared the drawing board. I don't know what the hell I was thinking. Not much sense in spending money on out-dated hardware.

I changed some stuff around and this is what I have so far. Tell me what you guys think.

CPU - AMD A4 5300 APU
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=76273&vpn=AD5300OKHJBOX&manufacture=AMD&promoid=1300

MOBO - MSI FM2-A75MA
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662

RAM - G.skill DDR3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

HDD - 1TB Western Digital Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

PSU -Case comes with a 500W PSU
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xmaster/3.htm

CPU Cooler - Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 [Have]
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134&Tpk=arctic%20freezer%207%20pro

Case - Apevia Master-AL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144230

Optical Drive - Asus DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Total comes out to around $400. If anyone has some suggestions on different parts or where I can save some money your opinion would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Cheesezilla - 8/13/13 at 7:39am
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post #13 of 16
There is also openelec, I like it more then xbmc live. I see you want Netflix so you should stay with windows for that. Unless you plan on storing media I would switch the HDD for an SSD. Also wondering what you need the CD drive for, I almost never use them myself. Check to and make sure your cooler isn't to tall for the case.
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post #14 of 16
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Optical drive is more for my parents. Figured I would get one just in case they want to watch a DVD or something. The CPU Cooler should have lots of room.
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post #15 of 16
Looks pretty good to me. If it were me, I'd be looking for a bluray drive instead of a DVD drive, especially now that blurays have come down so much in price and they are much more common now. And for an HTPC, I like to have opticals, as people generally expect a Home Theater to be able to play disks. But you know your usage patterns better than I do, so maybe that wouldn't make sense for you.

Good luck with the build man, and have fun with that smile.gif.
post #16 of 16
The problem with HDD is they are lou,. SSD is the quietest, and if you have a seperate NAS box like cones was suggesting, that's the way i'd go. If you don't have NAS and need your HTPC to have a lot of storage I'd go with a
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291 because 2.5" are quieter than 3.5" and 5400 are quieter than 7200.

Only thing that I'd consider suspect is the bundled PSU. I'd add
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261023
to your order and try and have a spare linux box handy with an ATX PSU that you can steal parts from should the HTPC go down.
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