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Good morning OCN,

So I've been in the progress of making everything centrally located for my network. In doing so I'm not running a PLEX server. I originally looked at just getting a chrome cast to stream PLEX on my main TV. Upon further consideration, instead of a chrome cast, I am looking at building an ITX HTPC to take over my streaming media duties. My budget is around $200 for the remaining parts, although the cheaper the better. I'm looking for the graphic capability to hand my 1080p TV. If I can accomplish this with just the onboard graphics that would be awesome, if not I'll need a small factor/low profile GPU. Listed below is the functionality that I need, My first thought is to use Windows 7 as my OS, but if anyone knows any that might work better let me know. The case I'm going to be using is the E-machines EL series case in black, pic below. I picked this case as its clean black appearance will look good on the narrow shelf below my wall mounted TV.


Functionality Needed:
Stream
- PLEX
- Netflix
- Hulu
- Pandora
- Chrome web browsing
- Gig LAN
- Future expansion( ie. PCIe slot for GPU and extra SATA ports for additional SSD if needed later on.


Dimensions of the case are:

Depth (front to back)
14.6"
Height
10.4"
Width
3.9"






Parts I have:
- 60GB SSD
- 200W Power Supply
- Case
- 1GB DDR3

Parts I need
- ITX mobo w/ HDMI
- CPU that supports integrated graphic
- RAM to match mobo
- Bluray drive(Sata, normal or slim)
- GPU(if onboard can't support 1080p)
- Power Supply( if 200W won't be enough )

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Night Shark
(15 items)
 
Humble Server
(12 items)
 
PFSense
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz Asus M5A88-V EVO Integrated ADATA 6GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital WD800 Western Digital WD3200 Hitachi Desktar 160GB Generic DVD RW 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Xigmatek Loki Ubuntu Server Raidmax RX 530W XCLIO A380BK 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X2 220 Dual Core 2.8Ghz GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H Integrated SAMSUNG 8GB 2x4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 240pin DIMM 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR... WD 60GB WD600 Caviar Stock AM3 Fan PFSense 2.3 
PowerCaseOther
Generic 400W e Machine mATX Intel PRO NIC 
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