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CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 with Intel HD 3000 Graphics

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3

RAM: CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Case + Power Supply Unit: APEX MI-008 Mini-ITX with 250w PSU

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB SATA 6Gb/s


Uses

As a 24x7 download unit and 1080P streaming to xbox 360 and also as a htpc using XBMC.
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  1. The Mini ITx case you've chosen is incompatible with your MicroATX motherboard (its too small), and the PSU supplied with it would be insufficient even in the most spartan of setups. I suggest a small, cheap rosewill MicroATX mini tower and a good 80+ 400 to 500w+ power supply.

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147123

    psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030
  2. Case is too smalls, I agree with james!
  3. But that's a tonymacx86 custom build. I got it from their website so I'm pretty sure it'll fit everything in!

    I'll get the PSU you suggested James, thanks!

    Also, leaving the case aside, is it good enough for the functions I mentioned?
  4. saaketh said:


    Okay i was wrong. it will fit. some idiot listed the board as MicroATX on google products. great decision on the psu. you should be able to keep the case and change out the psu. more info: http://www.apextechusa.com/products.asp?pID=171
  5. Haha that's alright :)

    Thanks for the PSU!

    So, it's good enough as a download machine, htpc and 1080p streaming?
  6. Best answer
    saaketh said:
    Haha that's alright :)

    Thanks for the PSU!

    So, it's good enough as a download machine, htpc and 1080p streaming?


    It should do all those tasks quite well, especially considering that the board was targeted towards the miniITX gaming market.
  7. Can you give it a final rating? I changed the case, took a bit larger one! PSU built in. (conveniently found in the tonymacx86 forums!)

    upgraded the processor a tiny bit!

    Case.

    http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-SG05BB-450-Mini-ITX-Computer-Certified/dp/B0047CQ1C8/ref=pd_cp_e_0

    Motherboard.
    $84.99

    GIGABYTE GA-H61N-USB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard


    CPU.

    $134.99

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005L9D5X4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20


    RAM.

    $48.99

    CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9


    DVD Drive.

    $27.99

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MRHOQG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20


    Hard Drive.

    $109.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=4902415&SID=
  8. saaketh said:
    Can you give it a final rating? I changed the case, took a bit larger one! PSU built in. (conveniently found in the tonymacx86 forums!)

    upgraded the processor a tiny bit!



    That things gonna be a BEAST of a htpc. go for it.
  9. thanks a lot james! :) sorry for bothering you so much though!
  10. Best answer selected by saaketh.
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