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June 23, 2012 4:42:10 PM

I just need a sanity check for a PC that I want to build to connect to my TV. It will mainly be used for playing music (through the TV and the AV Amplifier), streaming internet video at 1080p to the TV and web browsing. It needs to be small, so I chose the Mini-ITX form factor and I wanted to make it as cheap as possible, given the low usage requirements. Main I/O requirements are DVI video output and optical TOSlink audio output.

This is my first home build so I would like someone, if possible, to just check that I'm not doing something stupid. This is what I am planning:

CASE: Thermaltake Element Q VL52021N2U
MOTHERBOARD (with CPU): ASRock E350M1 / AMD E-350
MEMORY: Kingston DDR3 1066 2x2GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 250GB
OPTICAL: Sony Optiarc 18X SATA DVD-ROM
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64bit

Also, have I forgotten anything important?

Many thanks for your help.

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June 23, 2012 7:48:58 PM
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No. Looks like you have it all covered. Looks like a nice build to me.

-Wolf sends
June 23, 2012 11:27:29 PM

Thank you!
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July 4, 2012 12:57:00 AM

Best answer selected by pjspring.
July 4, 2012 12:58:26 AM

Built it as spec-ed above and it's working fine. Thank you again.
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July 4, 2012 1:26:00 AM

Sweet! Enjoy your new system!

-Wolf sends
July 4, 2012 3:09:55 AM

Cool, I was looking at a similar build (same board or equivalent by Asus or MSI) for a low power media and home office desktop. How much did you spend for this build if you don't mind me asking?
July 4, 2012 5:56:45 AM

Aristotelian said:
Cool, I was looking at a similar build (same board or equivalent by Asus or MSI) for a low power media and home office desktop. How much did you spend for this build if you don't mind me asking?


$261.97 from Amazon plus $99.99 for the OS.
August 23, 2012 6:17:26 PM

What is the power consumption for this system?

Thanks.
August 28, 2012 3:05:33 PM

ybrevic said:
What is the power consumption for this system?

Thanks.


I don't know exactly, but it's pretty low.
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