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Building a New cheap quiet HTPC

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October 9, 2009 9:14:33 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: already started buying some parts ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: Trying to keep it on the cheap while not buying complete garbage

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: dedicated HTPC

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, can buy local at altex and microcenter also

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: dont care

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: want it to be QUIET


Already have: Silverstone GD01S-MXR case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD 720X3 BE processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows Vista Ultimate

Was looking at:
Asus M4a78a-em motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital green 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Things I dont know about: Memory (DDR2 1066 of some sort is what I was thinkin)
Small harddrive for OS
Power Supply (I may run up to 5 internal HDs so I dunno how big I need)

Anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks!



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October 10, 2009 3:28:13 PM

So then here is what im seeing as the build after shopping it around, anyone see any problems?

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK

Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

SILVERSTONE Silver Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body GD01S-MXR ATX Media Center / HTPC Case (already have)

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor (already have)

This is to get it up and running so I can troubleshoot it with my crestron system. I will be adding up to 4 WD Green 1TBs later for media storage.
October 11, 2009 4:26:22 AM

look at this to order tomorrow... any thoughts anyone?
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