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First Time HTPC Build

Last response: in Systems
March 5, 2011 10:01:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: anytime this week

Budget Range: $600 (maybe more)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: games (byond,halo), movies, streaming video

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, case (cm elite 341), dvd burner lightscribe

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: No Biostar, Asrock, ECS

Overclocking: Doubt it

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 X 1080

Additional Comments: would like to be quiet yet fast

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2011 10:22:28 PM

Hello dan4patriots;

Can you give more guidance on what games you play and what your gaming expectations are?

Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 1155 65W Dual-Core CPU $130
BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard & RAM combo deal $145
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto 60GB SATA II SSD boot drive $135
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 RAM
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD $90
~about $500 to this point

Video: Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics on the CPU - subject to change for gaming requirement.

What kind of case do we need to fit a power supply into?
Or does the case have a PSU already? If so how about listing the make and model
Your DVD
Your Case
Your OS

Who's Got Game? Twelve Sub-$200 CPUs Compared

a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 5, 2011 10:41:07 PM

dan4patriots said:
Parts Preferences: No Biostar, Asrock, ECS
I just now noticed that 'no'