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First HTPC Gaming Media Server build - Help Appreciated

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August 18, 2013 11:18:56 AM

Hello. I'm building a Gaming Media HTPC to play Civ 5 (or 6) and Heroes of M&M; not a lo of FPS though. I want it as quiet as possible. I've got some starting hardware: 1 Sapphire HD 7850 and 2 WD10EZEX Hard Drives. I'd appreciate any and all help. Thank you!

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a b 4 Gaming
August 18, 2013 11:21:40 AM

a b 4 Gaming
August 18, 2013 11:22:03 AM

first what is the full list of requirment do you need a tv tuner? a os? a monitor? how important is size?
have you already bought the listed parts?
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August 18, 2013 11:34:36 AM

Thanks for the quick responses:

I've got $600 left; I've already bought the hardware I listed.

I don't need the TV tuner (at least I wasn't planning on it, I've got cable) (I guess I could be convinced)
I've Got Windows 7 as well; so I'd prefer to use that. I've got a 55" Samsung TV that I want to use it with at 1920x1048 (I think).

Again, thank you,


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a b 4 Gaming
August 18, 2013 12:07:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK320 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $604.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 15:07 EDT-0400)
August 18, 2013 12:44:35 PM

Thank you. Are the fans in that case fairly quiet? Have you used it before?

August 22, 2013 4:19:32 PM

Can some else please help with a config that answers my questions? I want something to go in my media center. So far I just have basic mid tower build. Thanks
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