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Recommend me parts for my HTPC build

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December 5, 2010 9:44:54 PM

Can you guys recommend me some part for my budget htpc build? I already have some parts from an older desktop I can use. I don't need a monitor because I am using a HDTV with 1080p.

Processor: Athlon II x4 640
Motherboard:
RAM:
Graphics Card: nVidia Geforce GT240
Hard Drive:
Case:
Power Supply:
DVD Burner:

I prefer to spend around $350~$400 only for the missing parts I need. I'm worried about how everything is going to fit. I'm assuming the harddrive people recommend will be silent since it's a htpc build. I prefer the htpc case to look like a dvd player but would go for something slightly bigger if justifiable but I don't want it looking anything like a regular desktop. Thanks guys!

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December 6, 2010 3:14:52 AM

ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$94.99

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996586
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$47.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99

nMediaPC 1080p case / Rosewill W7MC remote & receiver
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$82.98

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$19.99

Total: $360.93 + tax/shipping

Optional & Recommended:

nMEDIAPC PRO-LCD Media Center Programmable LCD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$29.99

IOGEAR GKM561R Black 2.4GHz Wireless HTPC Multimedia Keyboard with Laser Trackball and Scroll Wheel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99


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December 6, 2010 8:21:50 AM

Will the case fit the gt240? the gt 240 is really big
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December 6, 2010 8:31:29 AM

Galaxy Gt 240 Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.4 x 1.6 inches
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December 6, 2010 2:53:25 PM

The GT240 isn't necessary for a HTPC. The on-board GPU on the 880G motherboard is plenty for a HTPC.
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December 6, 2010 7:59:40 PM

Yeah, forgot to mention you can sell the GT240 with this setup or use it in another build. I figured since you said you wanted something DVD player size, that was the priority. If you need to reuse the GT240 then you could go for a more receiver size case like the nMediaPC 5000B.
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December 8, 2010 4:20:41 PM

Thanks guys I don't want to waste the GT 240. I guess I can do minor gaming with the HTPC :) 
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December 14, 2010 9:15:08 PM

It'll definitely fit in one of the nMediaPC micro-ATX cases -- just not so sure about the 1080p since it looks like it's a slim-sized case much like the Antec Microfusion 350. I have the nMediaPC 1000b and my HIS HD5670 card fits in it just fine.
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December 18, 2010 4:03:48 AM

Dougie Fresh said:
It'll definitely fit in one of the nMediaPC micro-ATX cases -- just not so sure about the 1080p since it looks like it's a slim-sized case much like the Antec Microfusion 350. I have the nMediaPC 1000b and my HIS HD5670 card fits in it just fine.


Is there enough space for a graphic card that may be around an inch taller than your HIS HD5670?
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