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HTPC what du you think

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January 2, 2011 4:24:29 PM

Hi all,
this will be my new HTPC. What do you think?
Thanks a lot

Item Price
2 x 2GB DDR2 Memory 102.00

OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series 119.99

Case ISK310-150 99.95

ZOTAC GF9300-G-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard 139.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor 2.66 GHz 1333MHz 4 MB LGA775 CPU 169.99

Total 631.92

It's mainly for watching HD videos and streaming.

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January 2, 2011 5:02:02 PM

You can go a lot cheaper with an AMD build.
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January 2, 2011 7:58:34 PM

2x2GB DDR2 should not cost that much. It's only like $50-60 for the basic DDR2-800.

You could get a Phenom II X4 955 for less than the C2Q and save some on the motherboard.

I hope you have some other hard drives, because that SSD isn't going to hold much if you install W7 64-bit.
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January 2, 2011 9:09:31 PM

Thanks. Yes I have a lot external drives with all the data. The idea was to have just the OS on the machine. AMD..... isn't it getting too hot?
The price for the RAM was for both.
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January 4, 2011 4:30:40 PM

If building from scratch, why go DDR2 + C2Q??

Get DDR3 + Sandy Bridge or DDR3 + AM3.
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