My first HTPC build sub 800$

This is going to be the only media centre setup in my living room. I also want it to be future proof (to some extent)

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: Under 800$AUS After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching moivies HD and 3D(active); from Streaming, DL, and BlueRay
Also to be used for music: mp3s, flac, CDs etc

Are you buying a monitor: No connected via HDMI to my 50"panasonic 3d plasma


Parts: Prices from Umart.com.au
Price

G SKill 4G(2x2G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800(F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL) $29.00
Western Digital CaviarGreen 2TB 64MB SATA 3 $111.00
SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ PSU $76.00
LGE CH12LS28 Black Blue Ray HD Combo Retail $56.00
AMD A6-3500 Triple Core Fusion APU/HD6530 Socket FM1 $76.00
Gigabyte GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 2x DDR3 D-Sub DVI-D HDMI GLAN SATA3 U $100.00
MSI R6570 Twin Frozr Mini 1G DDR3 $77.00
(or if fits; MSI R6670 Twin Frozr M SE 1G DDR5 $77 )
Scythe Big Shuriken CPU Cooler - V2 $50.00
Silverstone GD05 Black USB3.0 HTPC Case- Aluminium Front Panel $116.00

Total $641.00


For sound are these speakers good enough? I want quality, not just loudness, but not too expensive.
Logitech Z906 THX 5.1 Speaker System $351.00

No need for tv tuner card at this stage, but possibly in the future.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Pref Aus sites, such as umart.com.au and pccasegear.com

Location: Maroochydore (north of Brisbane), Queensland, Australia

Parts Preferences: No Prefs

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Plasma 1080p

I highly appreciate any feedback!
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  1. Not bad. Though, the CPU cooler is overkill. The stock cooler will do fine, but if you really want to keep it cool, the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ will be good for your needs.
  2. Thanks for the reply. Will that CPU cooler fit in that particular case? I know the shuriken is 'low profile'?
  3. Bump?
  4. I ended up going with this configuration, but unfortunately I miss read the MB specs which is mATX and the case mITX.. haha so now I am wondering whether to order the Silverstone FT03 mATX case or get the ASRock A75M-ITX MB board..

    Western Digital CaviarGreen 2TB 64MB SATA 3
    SilverStone SG07B-W w 600W PSU Mini ITX case
    Silverstone G11303260 USB 3.0 Upgrade Kit
    SanDisk Extreme SSD 120G - SATA3/MLC/SF-2281/3Yrs
    Rii Wireless Mini keyboard 2.4G Remote
    MSI R6670 Twin Frozr M SE 1G DDR5
    HDMI V1.4 Male to Male Cable 1.8M
    Gigabyte GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 2x DDR3 D-Sub DVI-D HDMI GLAN SATA3 U
    G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800(CL9D-8GBSR2)
    AMD A6-3500 Triple Core Fusion APU/HD6530 Socket FM1
    w/standard cooler
  5. MiniITX is VERY small, and the RAM will 110% collide with the heatsink. Get microATX.
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