Please review this Media PC build

My finalised list

CPU: AMD AM3 x2 255 3.10Ghz Althlon II Dual Core

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M-EVO-USB3 AM3 DDR3

RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333

HDD: WD SATA 500GB HDD

GPU: on board ATI Radeon HD 4250

ODD: Samsung SATA 22x Black DVD RW

Cooler: Scythe Shuriken Low Profile CPU Cooler (Rev. B)
It is not available in my city, any alternatives?

Case: Antec NSK2480B with 380 PSU
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  1. That's great but without knowing what you want to do with it, I can't say if it's going to work for you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Where do you shop?
  3. Dougie Fresh said:
    That's great but without knowing what you want to do with it, I can't say if it's going to work for you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice



    Thanks for the reply. I am building a budget HTPC for living room to hook up with my LED TV. Just need to be able to play video, do a bit of downloading and watch IPTV
  4. sandybridge said:
    Where do you shop?



    I am in Sydney Australia. Shop at msy.com.au
  5. Your specs will work for you. Seriously, you can use modern onboard video for your usage. You don't even play games. Both AMD & Intel offer integrated graphics. For AMD, the mobos usually have older ATI Radeon chipsets. You can save some money there.

    What's wrong with the stock cooler? The e-tailer doesn't have any low-profile cpu cooler.
  6. I would try out the stock cooler. You can always swap it out later if you decide it's too loud. I find the AMD stock coolers to be pretty decent.
  7. you should be fine without the cooler. you could gt a blu-ray player instead of the DVD, or upgrade to an X3 instead of X2 processor for the price difference
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