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April 10, 2012 6:09:25 AM

Hi all,

I'm finally building a HTPC and would like to know what you think. I hope I chose well as the parts are either here or en route.


i3 2100
MB ASROCK|H67M-ITX/HT H67 LGA1155 R
VGA PNY|VCGGT4301XPB GT430 R
MEM 4Gx2|G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
A little old Coolmaster case w/300 psu
a dvd multi writer from a laptop stuck in a usb enclosure
and a Thermaltake Slim X3 cpu heat sink and fan


I was thinking I might OC a little but don't know yet. I'm not sure it's even possible with the i3 2100.


So what do you think?

Thanks

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April 10, 2012 6:18:25 AM

You could do better if you go with an APU.
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April 10, 2012 6:22:34 AM

cases that come with power supplies are normally junk. If its for you... its fine.

I'm plan on building an HTPC next year. Its storage that kills me, 2tb min is all I say.
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April 10, 2012 6:45:34 AM

You shouldn't need to overclock... HTPC's don't seem to require MUCH in the way of CPU. It's all SSD/HDD. Most people like an SSD OS Drive, so that the menu's and OS is responsive.
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April 10, 2012 7:24:43 AM

Thanks for your replies.

I just grabbed the case w/psu cause it was cheap. I know I'll end up getting a new psu soon.

APU?

I also have 2 - 500gb seagate hybrid 2.5" 7200 rpm notebook drives I'll be using until I get the $$$ for a SSD then they'll be storage.

I was thinking of OCing just for some light gaming.

Ok after a little more research I guess OCing an i3 just isn't possible. Is that right?
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April 11, 2012 5:22:30 PM

Best answer selected by travalon.
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