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Review my HTPC build

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June 5, 2012 12:42:43 AM

This is what I have picked out:

Logitech MK320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 10X BD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ZT Series 550W with OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H with AMD A8-3870K Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $438.21 - $30MIR = $408.21

Already have:

Rosewill RANGER-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RHRC-11001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also have a XFX GT 240 that has HDMI output as well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Should I stick with the AMD build (maybe even change to a different CPU/mobo) or go with Intel? I am after a low idle power build. Thanks.

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June 5, 2012 1:07:45 AM

mmm, you are looking for a Low Idle power build, that dont exist in amd unless you are going with the a4 fm1 cpu, now, What are you looking this pc to do?, i see this as a Desktop pc not an Htpc. This build will alow you to run games, watch movies, web surfing and office withtout a hicup, but as i said, its not an htpc.

Htpc are supposed to be small, Low power (160w max) and used to stream videos, light gaming and downloading or watching 1080p movies.

Overall its a good build but you could do way better if you went with intel.

If you Use a G850 cpu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with this motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the gpu you already have, you should be able to run Hd videos, play with better fps in your games and go down a notch in the Ram memory, getting a Cheap Ram like this because you wont be depeding on the Ram anymore.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also remember than The Intel build has a better path for upgrade, with the Amd a8
apu, you can only go with a 6670 to enable crossfire and with the g850 you can get any video card you want, and get better performance in the future.



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