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May 23, 2012 6:35:38 PM

I am building a "new" htpc... I say "new" because I am using parts from my old desktop whose motherboard has kicked the bucket....On hand I have 4 2GB sticks of DDR2 800 a Core 2 Quad 8200 2.33GHZ and I recently acquired a mobo from ebay (Abit Fata1ty) it has a ATI Xpress2150 onboard but I also have a geforce gt120 1gb and a geforce 8600 gt laying around. My question is what case would you guys suggest and what size psu. I would prefer to use the 400w that was in the old desktop, but I am planning on powering whatever base hardware as well as 2-3 2tb hard drives along with the wifi card and my tv tuner card and possibly a blu ray drive

Current thoughts include the Antec NSK2480....

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May 23, 2012 9:50:31 PM

What are your intended uses for the HTPC? Pretty much any HTPC case from NMediaPC, Lian-LI or SilverStone would suit your purposes. If you intend to install a gaming class graphics card, then I'd recommend replacing the power supply. If all you're going to do is media related, then the current 400watt PSU you have should do.

-Wolf sends
May 23, 2012 9:54:14 PM

silverstone GD 05