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January 10, 2012 11:05:40 PM

Hello all,

First time poster.



Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: 300-1500 (cheaper the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Will be installing fedora 16 on this system. Will need to have 10 terminals open, pidgin, skype, and many tabs open for google chrome.

Parts Not Required: need all for this build

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: not worried about this as long as they have good reputation.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD or Intel. Not picky.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 or greater

Additional Comments:


Here is the basic build from pcpartpicker:

Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3E0d
Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3E0d/by_merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-540 3.06Ghz Dual-Core Processor ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DP6-9EDSA-0L-GP CPU Cooler ($6.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H55M-LE Micro ATX LGA1156 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex DM-387 HTPC Case w/275W Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $286.23
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-01-10 19:58 EST-0500)

I'd also like to get built in bluetooth, can someone recommend my options? I already ordered a DAS Keyboard. I don't need an optical drive, plan on doing my installations through a thumb drive like i normally do.
January 11, 2012 2:46:33 AM

Quote:

CPU: Intel Core i3-540 3.06Ghz Dual-Core Processor ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DP6-9EDSA-0L-GP CPU Cooler ($6.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H55M-LE Micro ATX LGA1156 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)


Not sure I'd recommend this setup as it's vastly outdated.

Quote:
Case: Apex DM-387 HTPC Case w/275W Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)


Cases with built in PSUs are generally bad news - they're from crap manufacturers and they're not certified or rated.

Try this build - it's similar to what I use but has way better components and it will last you a lot longer with minimum upgrades and headaches (does not include OS):

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair CX500 - $59.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
CPU: 3.1 GHz Intel Core i3-2100 - $129.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $46.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM - $99.99
Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $18.99
Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech MK320 - $33.99
Monitor: Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED - $89.99

Total: $777.90
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January 25, 2012 5:41:04 PM

Hello,

Thank you for your reply! Sorry for the late response, been quite busy the last week or so. My goal is to build the computer in a case that's quite small, as my space is limited. Do you have any recommendations for a HTPC case (won't really be used as one) that has room for a crossfire build, and a possible build? My budget and need change within the last week, so i'm able to spend a bit than I originally planned. Can spend up to $1800, and would prefer a AMD FX build if at all possible.
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