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Budget HTPC build

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September 28, 2010 7:37:01 AM

Hi guys, I'd like to thank everyone for the reasoned timely posts on this forum. I've been reading through threads for about a month now trying to figure out what I want for an HTPC. I think I've finally come up with a solution. Let me know what you thing

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXH1333C9WS4GK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Foxconn DH153C-CF300K Steel MicroATX Slim Desktop Computer Case 300W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX250OCGQBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That brings the total to 358 with shipping. I'll be using this system primarily for video playback and media storage. Maybe a little light previous gen gaming. What does everyone think? Will I get 4-5 years out of this thing?

Thanks again.

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September 28, 2010 4:17:42 PM

First thing that jumps out is you've got DDR3 RAM and a DDR2 motherboard. Switch to a DDR3 motherboard.
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September 28, 2010 5:33:23 PM

Thank you, I didn't even notice that.
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