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January 18, 2011 8:06:11 AM

Hi All,
I've bought in the last few days the following components (after many forum thread read) -

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.50GHz (65W, 6MB Cache)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken Low Profile CPU Cooler SCBSK-1000
SSD: OCZ VERTEX 30GB
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA x 2
Case: Silverstone Grandia GD05 (3x120mm fans)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 DDR3 1333 CL8 (F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM)

My system purpose is mainly HTPC (should be as silent as it can be) with light-medium gaming (but using a passive GPU) and once in a while photo/video editing/rendering

I need to have your opinions regarding the following components in order to complete my setup.

MOB: ?? (should support undervolting the 3 x 120mm fans of the case, or if you have any other idea ...)
GPU: ?? (should be passive)
PSU: Might be Enermax Modu87/Pro87+ 500W or Seasonic X-650 or anything else which is very quiet, efficient and modular
DVD: ?? (but it won't be a BR-Drive)
Mouse/Keyboard: might be Logitech DiNovo Edge but if you have any recommendations it would be nice to compare with.

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January 18, 2011 9:35:02 AM

The CPU has integrated video with a H67 mobo so no need for a dedicated video card:
ASRock H67M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8H67-M LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-UD2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The mobos are new so I don't know anything about how good they are. They differ in the number of RAM slots and expansion slots (if you want to add a tuner, capture card, sound card or something, some are on PCI, some of the newer ones on PCIex1).

PSU
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic X series SS-400FL Active PFC F3 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD
ASUS Black 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 18, 2011 10:31:00 AM

mosox said:
The CPU has integrated video with a H67 mobo so no need for a dedicated video card:
ASRock H67M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P8H67-M LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-UD2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The mobos are new so I don't know anything about how good they are. They differ in the number of RAM slots and expansion slots (if you want to add a tuner, capture card, sound card or something, some are on PCI, some of the newer ones on PCIex1).

PSU
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SeaSonic X series SS-400FL Active PFC F3 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD
ASUS Black 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Well, first, thank you for your reply.
After I've read about the specific PSUs you've wrote here I have two issues - the first one - I don't really know how many wattage I'll need for my system ... If 400W is enough I have to look for 400-500W PSUs, If 500W + needed than i'll look for 500-650W, currently, I don't really know how much do I need and there are no PSU Calculators out there that already include the SB.

Now, for the MOBOs, I need someone who already experienced it a little, or read good reviews about ...
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