Looking to build $300-$400 Server/HTPC

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: $300-$400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Win8+Flexraid for a server, WMC (w/ Mediabrowser) for movies, and Plex(maybe)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS:No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca,ncix,tigerdirect,Canada computers
Location: Toronto, Canada
Additional Comments: used primarily to store/serve media, no overclocking, need lots of sata ports at least 6, need a case with at least 6 3.5 drive bays

Heres what I have so far
Cpu: AMD A4-5300 Trinity 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113283
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-F2A85XM-D3H FM2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128572
Psu:CORSAIR CX430M 430W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049
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  1. Do you want storage included in the build or do you have drives ready?
    Both builds have cases and mbs that support 6 SATA connections. Both should run a server and play blu rays nicely.

    With storage

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-3500 2.1GHz Triple-Core Processor ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI A55M-P33 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($47.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.71 @ Compuvest)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $392.61
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-12 06:38 EDT-0400)

    W/O Storage

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.34 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($83.86 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $372.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-12 06:39 EDT-0400)
  2. angaddev said:
    Do you want storage included in the build or do you have drives ready?
    Both builds have cases and mbs that support 6 SATA connections. Both should run a server and play blu rays nicely.

    With storage

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-3500 2.1GHz Triple-Core Processor ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI A55M-P33 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($47.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.71 @ Compuvest)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $392.61
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-12 06:38 EDT-0400)

    W/O Storage

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.34 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($83.86 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $372.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-12 06:39 EDT-0400)


    I dont need storage but does satalll6gbs matter at all or i dont need it?
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