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HTPC Build (mix and match with some old parts)

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April 2, 2012 1:12:14 PM

Hello

My old gigabyte motherboard died on me recently and decided to upgrade to a sandy bridge platform. However this has left me with a perfectly working Core i5 760 which I have decided to be the basis of a HTPC build. I understand that the lga 1156 platform is now essentially dead and support is limited interms of motherboards but I am happy to purchase one on ebay.

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: no more than AUD$350

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, graphics card (old 4650 full height), HDD, optical

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: auspcmarket, msy, pcdiy, ebay if needed

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: No real preference

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to be as small as possible! Also my dad has a 5770 in his computer which he does not use so I could swap the 4650 for the 5770 if needed (all he does is check his email)


Parts that I have been looking at

Zotac H55 - ITX -C - $147
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-ZOTAC-H55ITX-C-E-Intel-L...

AYWUN MI-100 MINI-ITX CUBE CASE $63.90
http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/info/AL-A1-MI-100/371/

Patriot Signature 4GB - $24
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5177

TOTAL: $234.90


My main concerns are

1. The case/power supply. I build alot of ATX sized computers and I know the importance of airflow/power efficiency. I assume these powersupplies aren't fantastic but will they get the job done
2. Will the stock cooler fit ok in this case?
April 2, 2012 1:39:28 PM

Oh I have a spare antec TP-550 if that helps
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