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Help with blueray home theater build for 300?

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April 17, 2012 8:38:29 PM

i have a pc with a amd athlon quadcore so ill use that cpu and the hdd from this pc but i need new ram a vid card motherboard psu and case and blueray dvd drive for 300$ the pc is going to be used just for blueray movies and internet surfing
April 17, 2012 9:06:54 PM

I'm guessing the CPU is AM3/AM3+ compatible. You have a model no.?

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill R218-P-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 430W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $306.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-17 17:11 EDT-0400)

I suggest downgrading the mobo to a reg am3 (if compatible) to get under 300.
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April 17, 2012 9:31:36 PM

the motherboard my current pc im on now that i want to convert already has 4gb of 1333 mem ddr3 a 1tb hdd and the motherboard has 1 16x pci slot so i just need a good psu the blueray drive case and videocard , the case is because its a micro atx acer i got at walmart and its way to small to fit anything in
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April 17, 2012 10:35:27 PM

robthatguyx said:
the motherboard my current pc im on now that i want to convert already has 4gb of 1333 mem ddr3 a 1tb hdd and the motherboard has 1 16x pci slot so i just need a good psu the blueray drive case and videocard , the case is because its a micro atx acer i got at walmart and its way to small to fit anything in
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($65.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill R218-P-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 430W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $140.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-17 18:35 EDT-0400)
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