Need Advice on Budget HTPC

Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: 700-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HTPC, Music, BR Moties, surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Australian

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences:
Case: Lian Li PC-Q08B Black HTPC Case

Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-I Mini ITX Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i3 2120

Memory: Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3

SSD: OCZ Octane S2 128GB SSD

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

PSU: Corsair CX-430 V2 Power Supply

Optical Drive: Lite-On IHES212 12X Bluray Combo

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: -

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 min.

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, I won't be playing games on it! just BR movies and Music throught my AVR (Denon). I will also be using a USB Wifi for a remote.

If there are any problems or areas I could improve this system please let me know!
Thanks
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  1. get 2x2gb ram instead of just one stick of ram. Dual channel is much better.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=13237
  2. Patflute said:
    get 2x2gb ram instead of just one stick of ram. Dual channel is much better.

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=13237


    Patflute, I'm not sure it is "much" better, maybe slightly. See Single v Dual @tomshardware
    There is probably more improvements by going to 8gb dual even though he may not use it.

    Also the WD Green is supposed to be a little quieter.

    And I dont think you can overclock with that mobo? Dont you need a Z77?
  3. acdc1000 said:
    Patflute, I'm not sure it is "much" better, maybe slightly. See Single v Dual @tomshardware
    There is probably more improvements by going to 8gb dual even though he may not use it.

    Also the WD Green is supposed to be a little quieter.

    And I dont think you can overclock with that mobo? Dont you need a Z77?


    total system performance will increase 6- 10 % with dual channel RAM . Its a very cheap way of increasing performance
  4. acdc1000 said:
    Patflute, I'm not sure it is "much" better, maybe slightly. See Single v Dual @tomshardware
    There is probably more improvements by going to 8gb dual even though he may not use it.

    Also the WD Green is supposed to be a little quieter.

    And I dont think you can overclock with that mobo? Dont you need a Z77?

    Green is quiter, but slower.
  5. Caviar Green is only useful when you are just storing, not for OS and Storage. Get a 7200rpm drive.
  6. azeem40 said:
    Caviar Green is only useful when you are just storing, not for OS and Storage. Get a 7200rpm drive.


    I think he will be using the 128gb SSD for OS, but if you reckon its still too slow go with the faster 7200rpm.
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