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Need Advice on Budget HTPC

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March 27, 2010 10:27:10 AM

Hi, Any advice on improving my selection is much appreciated

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 4 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: £500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Blu Ray, usage on Projector (with HDMI) and Monitor and Sony 37" LCD TV, surfing the internet, MS office.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Speaker

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any UK website
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference.

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: HTPC would be good. I would like a quiet and small PC

Parts I have already selected
-- Antec Minuet 350 Piano Black Slimline MATX Case with Silver Front Panel - With 350W PSU £75
-- Point Of View Intel Atom D510 DDR2 ITX Motherboard + GeForce 210 Passive Graphics Card [MB-D510-MITX] £118
-- Memory OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Series (OCZ2G8004GK) £80
-- Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AADS) £41.98
-- Blu Ray LiteOn IHOS104-37 4x BluRay-ROM Drive (Black) - OEM £56.99
-- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Retail (Full Version) £90
-- Keyboard/Mouse £20
-- Any Wireless adaptor - £10
= £492

Thanks

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March 27, 2010 11:31:39 AM

http://www.slashgear.com/amd-890gx-chipset-with-onboard...
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AMD have officially announced their latest chipset, the AMD 890GX, which incorporates integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics as well as paving the way for the company’s upcoming AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore processor. Out of the box the 890GX chipset will support 1080p HD Blu-ray playback, including picture-in-picture support, in addition to SATA 3.0 6Gbps interface and USB 3.0 support.

suggested config off Ebuyer.uk

March 27, 2010 12:25:33 PM

Thanks for that.

Will the AMD processer require a fan? If so this would make noise.
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March 27, 2010 12:33:49 PM

Yes but having built with AthlonIIs X2/3/4 they are not noisy and generally run cool (if one does not clock)
March 27, 2010 12:35:44 PM

it comes with a fan and no it does not make a lot of noise but you could get a much quiter near silent cooler for it
March 27, 2010 2:30:44 PM

ok, can you recommend a near silent cooler to buy for this processor?

Also I will want an internal wireless card - can someone recommend one to go with this motherboard?
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