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Another HTPC build. Gaming/Movies

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February 13, 2010 11:40:28 PM

As my closing date for my condo looms closer, I have re-examined my choice of case (Lian Li C37B) and it's main use (Gaming) and I've concluded that they are incompatible. Therefore, I have picked another case.

Antec Fusion Black

Please review my build and I welcome all critiques.
Thank you


Case:
Antec Fusion Black
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=4...

CPU: Intel I5-750
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=4...

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55-M mATX Intel
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/?sku=223792&kw=1156%2...

Bluray Combo Drive - LG CH10LS20 BLACK 10X BLU-RAY
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=4...

HD: Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=4...

Mouse/Keyboard: Logitech EX 110
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=1...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - CL7
http://www.infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=4...

Monitor: Samsung LN46B750 1920x1080

Video Card: XFX 5770 875Mhz
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/?sku=224982&kw=xfx%20...

---- 5870 was simply too long for this case

PSU: Antec 650W True Power New Modular
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/?sku=213913&kw=antec%...

HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/?sku=218427&kw=cooler...

--- Will be tight but I think it might fit

$1377 Taxes In


I will be using this HTPC and the HDTV as my main computer. (Directly connecting the HTPC via HDMI to the Samsung HDTV). Main uses will be gaming, movies and music. Gaming I plan on playing is Star Trek Online, FFXIV, Diablo 3.

Main worries right now is space for all the parts.

Any thoughts?
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February 14, 2010 1:53:32 AM

Hi. looks like a solid build. What is your budget?.

Also, i would get for the 5850 (if your budget is enough), and get this PSU
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February 14, 2010 2:36:40 AM

Thanks but unfortunately I'm trying to build a HTPC around the Antec Fusion Black case.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 14, 2010 2:42:42 AM

Ok, not problem. So, you can use the PSU that I post and the CPU cooler. Both are very good and a good price.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 14, 2010 3:10:53 AM

^Good for the Hyper 212, but IMO the PSU seasonic is expensive. Take a look of this 3 options. I would get in this order.

1- Antec
2- Thermaltake
3- Corsair
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February 14, 2010 3:40:08 AM

Added the New PSU and the 5870. Does anyone see a potential problem with this build besides the $$$ ? ie. The components not fitting. Would love suggestions on how to get that price down or better alternatives.

Thanks
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February 14, 2010 2:52:59 PM

Also, if I want the possibility of Xfire in the future, would 650W do it and should I get another mATX board just to have that option? What would be a good replacement?

Thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
February 14, 2010 10:06:08 PM

1- Well, you can change the case (IMO is expensive)
2- The 650W can handle the XFire, but I would get a ATX mobo, your current only have 1 PCI-E x16 2.0
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March 1, 2010 1:41:22 AM

Seeking last minute opinions before I go out and buy the parts next week.

Thanks
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