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UATX APU Build

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February 5, 2011 7:25:11 AM

Hey, I'm trying to figure out if my parts are compatible (mainly the PSU and the case).

Do you guys mind quickly reviewing this build?




Case - Thermaltake LANBOX mITX VF1000BWS
http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Lanbox-VF1000BWS-Micr...

LCD Screen - Thermaltake Oracle 7'' Retractable
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

APU ($140) - ASUS E35M1 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM x 2 ($23) - Kingston ValueRAM 2GB DDR3 1066MHz
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-1066MHZ-DDR3-DIMM-Memory...

PSU ($16) - Sunbeam BKS480 ATX 480 Watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD ($60) - WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA 7200RPM
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-WD...

ODD ($26) - LiteOn LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW IHAS424
http://www.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS...

$265

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February 5, 2011 12:24:10 PM

Yes they can fit but it doesnt look like a very capable build...might I ask what is your intended use for it?
February 5, 2011 12:33:58 PM

Building a 'net top' SFF?

That Sunbeam PSU looks scary. Do you already own some of this stuff?
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February 5, 2011 3:30:18 PM

AstroTC: Just a regular HTPC.

WR2: No, I don't. On the Thermaltake site, it said the LANBOX accepted ATX PSII power supplies. I don't know what that is.
February 5, 2011 3:49:15 PM

ATX PSII just means it takes a normal sized PSU, i would steer clear of that sunbeam it looks scary.

An Corsair 430CX actually has about twice as much power available where a modern system needs it and is much better than that sunbeam unit, it costs more but its less likely to kill a system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

February 5, 2011 6:32:49 PM

I don't really mind that much noise.

I'm not sure how to wire up a mini ITX PSU like that, so I don't think I'll go for that.

I just want something that'll be relatively small and sufficient for my power needs.
February 5, 2011 6:39:58 PM

ITXBuilder said:
I'm not sure how to wire up a mini ITX PSU like that, so I don't think I'll go for that.
Besides the AC/DC power brick being on the outside of the case it's really no different.

That Corsair 430CX hunter315 is a good choice. And after the rebate it's $25 final price is worth spending the extra over that Sunbeam PSU.




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