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i am new to the htpc scene and i am looking to cut the cable cord so i am looking to build a xbmc/torrent machine/ and web browsing occasionally i have put together some hardware i think that would work for me i have a bigger caase listed then what i need at the moment but i will be filling it up with more 4tb harddrives as need wondering if you guys/girls take a peek at it please and give me your opinion

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The i3 CPU you note will work fine. It's the same one I've used in recent HTPC builds. You don't need more than 4GB RAM for HTPC and streaming. I would get the Fractal Designs Node 304 case that's on sale at Newegg right now. Lots of room for drives (up to six!) and already has three fans installed and you'll save money compared to the case that's in your specs. The Gigabyte H77N WiFi MoBo will fit nicely in this case and though it's a little more expensive you've saved enough on the case to afford it. I would get the Seasonic G360 PSU; it's a better unit than the Corsair, fits nicely in the case (I've done a build with it) and just the right amount of power.
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i am new to the htpc scene and i am looking to cut the cable cord so i am looking to build a xbmc/torrent machine/ and web browsing occasionally i have put together some hardware i think that would work for me i have a bigger caase listed then what i need at the moment but i will be filling it up with more 4tb harddrives as need wondering if you guys/girls take a peek at it please and give me your opinion

https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=31645468




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Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock - Retail
Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock
Model #:BlackHawk
Item #:N82E16811147107
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add)
$99.99 -$20.00 Instant $79.99


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ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CP-9020046-NA
Item #:N82E16817139026
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$59.99 -$5.00 Instant $54.99


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Intel Core i3-3245 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33245
Intel Core i3-3245 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33245
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Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
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WD Green WD40EZRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Bulk Bare Drive
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OP i would try get a B75M mobo since its cheaper

also what about an AMD based build

really an A6- 5400K with intergrated graphics is really a great budget build for an HTPC
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