Small, Quiet & Attractive PC

To preface, I want to build a small, computing for my finacee. She's a light user, so the optimal system will be a low-power, small form factor system (I'm thinking HTPC size). Most importantly -- I would really like to find a very "sleek" case (perhaps something approaching the sleek factor of the mac mini? Would be willing even to spend a little more for the right look...


Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
Within the next week

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
$750-900 USD after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Light casual usage: surfing the internet, viewing photos, streaming video, listening to music.

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing)

Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
unsure, but atleast 1440x900

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
looking for a small quiet PC. Would like an aesthetically pleasing small form factor case.
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  1. So essentially you want something sort of like this? If you want it to look like a mac mini.

    If you want it for gaming and that small you would be better off buying this since you can't build one with laptop parts unless you had connections with Nvidia etc...
  2. mightymaxio said:
    So essentially you want something sort of like this? If you want it to look like a mac mini.

    essentially, yes
  3. That second link i gave is one of the best machines you can get for the price/performance for that small mini ITX build.
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