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First attempt at Emulator/HTPC build....

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The main purpose for this build is to run emulators up to MAME/Visual Pinball/PS1, play Blu-ray movies at 1080p, and other general computing. This will be my first HTPC build aside from usual Desktop builds.

Case/Chassis: SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Lascala Series SST-LC10B-E-USB3.0 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163193
......Chose mainly for space concerns, and greater choices for PSU's

Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H87

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157384
.....I like the # of USB ports, HDMI, Optical Audio port, and Haswell support

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 54W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116946
.....Thinking this is enough to handle the graphics/1080p

Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145313
.....Meets the QVL for this ASUS MB

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 620W Power Supply with 80 PLUS Bronze Certification and Semi-Modular Cables

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171068
.....Yes 620Watts is overkill, but with $30 buck reabate and $80 isn't too bad. Also being modular PSU is a plus.

Storage OS: Intel 335 Series SSDSC2CT080A4K5 2.5" 80GB SATA III

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167154
.....OS and main programs only, and for fast boots

Storage Data: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
.....Plenty o' storage for my needs

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Combo Drive: LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136268

Let me know what you think about compatibility issues if I missed one. Would the i3 be enough to run 1080p/Emulators?
post #2 of 5
usually the reason to go with that case is for gaming htpc,and if you're running integrated graphics then it's a waste. You can easily build something smaller,like in a Silverstone ML05
PSU is beyond overkill, haswell i3's are scary power efficient,55w or so max. Even with a 300w gpu you'd still be under 400w and 1080p video isn't exactly Prime95.
Actually, you could build a really small xboxish size htpc with those specs,consider it.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thx for reply, I might end up getting a smaller case, but at same time I could add on to existing specs later on if I decide to add a vid card and extra storage in the future.
post #4 of 5
I find more often than not,people don't get round to adding stuff after finishing a build and it works as needed.
You could look into grabing an R7 250 single slot for some low power gaming action. If it's anything like 7750 it'll fit in anything with an expansion slot smile.gif
post #5 of 5
How about using a Silverstone ML03B case? It is bigger than the ML05B, but the ML05B is mini ITX and uses an SFX PSU, can only hold 2.5" drives and can only use a slot load slim optical drive. The ML03B can hold a number of 3.5" drives, plus uses normal desktop optical drives and normal ATX PSUs in a mATX form factor. You can add up to a Radeon 7750 or GeForce GTX 650 low profile graphics cards.

ML03B
105 mm (H)
440 mm (W)
350 mm (D)
16.2 liters

ML05B
99 mm (H)
350mm (W)
204 mm (D)
7 liters

BTW looks like there is now an ML04B which looks the same as the ML03B, with a different face.
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Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-3570K ASRock Z77E-ITX GeForce GTX 670 8GB Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 240GB SSD, Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD... Samsung DVDRW CoolIt Eco Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 305T Plus, Dell 2005FPW Cooler Master QuickFire Pro mechanical keyboard Rosewill Capstone 450W Lian Li PC-Q11B 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech MX518 Allsop Metal Onkyo TX-SR505 receiver, Polk bookshelf speaker... 
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