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Need Advice on Budget HTPC/Web Machine

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January 4, 2012 12:26:19 AM

I have recently been considering building a new computer but I am unsure of which direction to take. Initially I was planning on waiting till April to get an Intel i5-3570k ,a 7series motherboard and build a budget gaming machine. Yet with further consideration I realized that I don’t play any modern games, and I have no plans on becoming addicted again.

Being that I don’t really need a powerful computer i’m now thinking about building a Mini-ITX or mircoATX possible with a Intel G530 CPU 2.40 GHZ or even a Atom Dual-Core D525. Any ideas for current or an ivy bridge processor and/or motherboards is very welcome.


Approximate Purchase Date: from now to as late as April

Budget Range: $200-$800 After Rebates

System Usage: Web surfing, watching videos on tv, word processing

Parts Not Required:

I-Opener Mouse Pad with Wrist Rest MousePad Gel Cushion (BLACK)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045X0OBI/ref=oh_o03_...

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G15-Gaming-Keyboard-Blac...

Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360SU-BK 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDKO04/ref=oh_o05_...

Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green SATA II Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD20EARS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZCXK0I/ref=oh_o05_...

ASUS VH238H 23-Inch LED Monitor
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VH238H-23-Inch-LED-Monitor/d...


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.amazon.com www.newegg.com www.frys.com I live by a fry’s but i’m willing to shop anywhere online for the best prices.

Country: Portland, OR

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 , I also use a 1080P 42 inch tv to watch videos via HDMI often
January 4, 2012 1:03:27 AM


This is currently what I have come up with:

APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Foxconn H67S LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel G530 CPU 2.40 GHZ 2M CACHE 2.4 2 LGA 1155 Processor (BX80623G530) $45
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-G530-CACHE-Processor-BX8062...

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

January 4, 2012 2:18:09 AM

your budget is upto 800 but you want an atom

for your purpose trinity apu will be great for you and will launch in 2q/12
January 4, 2012 2:18:40 AM

your budget is upto 800 but you want an atom

for your purpose trinity apu will be great for you and will launch in 2q/12
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