Cheap HTPC build help

I'm looking to build an htpc as cheaply as possible with the following capabilities:

Run windows with XMBC
Stream netflix, hulu, youtube, etc
Playback bluray/3d bluray smoothly
Pleayback 1080p mkv files, sbs 3d, and full iso 3d
Playback and recording of OTA tv content

I've put together a build, but I honestly have no idea if I'm overdoing or underdoing the build.

All help is appreciated.
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  1. Hi Stplayahtn,

    It seems a decent set up for the intended use.
    I would consider a better case, such as this Fractal Design:

    And higher quality PSU, in the 3-400 Watt range, to ensure quiet operations.

  2. Best answer
    Made a few changes

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.40 @ Amazon)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($38.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $487.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 02:11 EDT-0400)
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