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October 9, 2010 9:51:22 PM

Im building a computer for my brother in law.

He wants it so he can play music, use as DVR mostly and of course surf internet

THis is what I got so far, tell me what you think please.

Case: Thermaltake Lanbox Lite

Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts 430W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Asus P7H55-M LE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: Intel I3-540 Core

Memory: Not sure what to get here, suggestions? Should I get the fastest speed? Max it out?

Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive 1TB

TP Link PCI Express Wireless Adapter Card

All in One Reader Card

Hauppauge WINTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner

DVD/RW Burner

Looking for a Lighted Keyboard and Mouse right now any suggestions there prefer wireless if possible

I may also install a small hard drive just for OS, the other for DVR, should I possibly look for a DVR Hard drive only?





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October 10, 2010 5:43:47 AM

Everything you seems pretty good for your needs.

Are you looking to upgrade with a graphics card in the future? If not then I would suggest a smaller PSU. This not only saves you money now but also the PSU is more efficient when running at higher load so it should waste less power which also means less heat. The following should be good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For memory I'd say 4GB 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 timings, though you might also be able to get away with 2GB. Always get good brands like corsair, g.skill, mushkin. The following will be good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Generally the Samsung Spinpoint F3s are the best HDDs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Theres a few things to look at, hope it helps. :) 
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