Computer for watching movies with a 400 dollar budget

I would like to build a computer to watch movies and maybe some light gaming (Minecraft, Morrowind, etc).


Approximate Purchase Date: Any time. The sooner the better.

Budget Range: 400. Can go to 500, but the lower the better.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching Netflix/Movies at 1080p, light gaming.

Parts Not Required: Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, eBay, TigerDirect, NCIX

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Maybe an AMD APU.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd prefer that it be very compact and quiet.
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  1. Bump. Also, I don't need an OS.
  2. johnvonmacz said:


    I almost forgot. I also don't need an HDD and a DVD Burner.

    I listed that I would like the build to be compact and quiet. That case doesn't look too compact. I need the case to fit on a large shelf (the shelf won't obstruct air flow.
  3. hi, i am not by any means tech savy but, wouldn't you be better off just buying a computer for that price?
  4. The rosewill challenger sucks as a case . It won an award for being cheap .

    The CM 430 elite is cheaper and better
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

    This seasonic psu is worth owning
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086
    but the rosewill linked above is junk


    A case with a psu pre-installed is also an option . Heres an Antec unit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129072
  5. I was thinking of an HTPC case. I like the Seasonic, so I'll use that one.


    Here's my current build: https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=16946071


    I was thinking with 100 dollars left to spend, I could get a smaller case.
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