new HTPC build, cheap and low energy consumption.

Approximate Purchase Date: start of next month
Budget Range: After Shipping 250$ - 300$
System Usage: Watching movies/tvshows, with true-hd, dts,dolby and 3d movies on(XBMC - openelec)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Req.: CPU,Motherboard,Rams,Case
Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 4k

Additional Comments: I would like a low power consumption PC. that could support my future sound upgrades and video upgrade. and I already have in spare xfx 440gt graphic card and cooler master 430w psu, so will use that. and for storage of media I already have nas server so will load xbmc in either, usb or ssd(which ill have to buy if have money left over or maybe later )

And Most Importantly, Why am I Upgrading: my current pc is old but powerful, so I will use it for my other purposes, application development server and all.

what I have been thinking of buying is;

ECS H61H2-I v1.1 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Intel Core i3-2100

p.s: and I was thinking, should I think about getting into haswell or not ?
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  1. Best answer
    new 1150 chips are out so get one?
    ECS is not maybe best MoBo for the job.
    Gigabyte , Asus , MSI are better choice.
    SSD is nice to have build like that.
  2. GIGABYTE GA-H61N-USB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
    Intel CPU Core i3-3220
    Corsair Vengeance 4GB 1600 BUS DDR 3 4GBx1 (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)
    Corsair CX 430 WATT POWER SUPPLY
    Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N64GB3-BK 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC

    this is my new build, of which I have ordered the motherboard, it will take 15 to 20 days, I am sticking with 1155 because its i3 has intru3d ... which starts in i5 in haswell.. so how does the above look ?
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