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September 21, 2009 2:26:26 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in the near future
BUDGET RANGE: $500-$600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HTPC
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com tigerdirect.com, compusa.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I don't really know which is good for this intel or amd.
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: low power, low noise, small HTPC

I have a GIGABYTE GA-M61PME-S2P if its anygood haven't use it though still in the box packing

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September 21, 2009 2:34:41 AM

AMD 545X2/785G $152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

4GB DDR2 1066 CL7 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB Samsung F3 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it doesnt need to be in a HTPC case the sonata III will do well for $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total price $402 without optical drive, do you want just a regular DVD drive(~30) or a bluray drive(~100)?
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September 21, 2009 2:38:56 AM

hunter315 said:
AMD 545X2/785G $152
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

4GB DDR2 1066 CL7 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB Samsung F3 $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it doesnt need to be in a HTPC case the sonata III will do well for $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total price $402 without optical drive, do you want just a regular DVD drive(~30) or a bluray drive(~100)?



I was thinking on getting a blueray with this. and i want it small because i live in a small house.
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