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August 24, 2012 12:12:03 AM

I just wanted to let the people that were helping me with info that my built is over. I was pretty sure i was going intel route but i was worried about their integrated graphics. So i went with the FM1. I just hope that the cpu has enough grunt. Here are the components:
Case: Lc-Power 2049MB with 300w psu
MB: Gigabyte A75m UD2H
APU: A6-3500
SSD: Kingston sata3 60gb V+ 200
RAM: Kingston 4gb 1333mhz

Total cost ~300$

What do you think? I think it is fine for a budget htpc. Will be posting a review when all is set. :hello: 


Edit: How can i change the title? Need to do some corrections :)  (built->Build and Opinions->Thoughts)

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August 24, 2012 12:16:08 AM

Are you using the PSU that came with that case? Don't! buy a 400w Corsair/XFX/Antec/OCZ PSU.
August 24, 2012 12:23:35 AM

Why not? Whats the worse it can happen?
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August 24, 2012 12:25:16 AM

They give you really cheap PSU's that are liable to failure. I'll wait for others to chime in on this.
August 24, 2012 12:27:36 AM

Well, when it fails i will replace it. Replacing a functional psu is a waste of money imo. But maybe im unaware of what can happen to the whole system if a psu dies?
So far, i had 2 psu's die on my desktop and nothing bad happened. I just bought another.
August 24, 2012 12:28:04 AM

Sometimes a PSU dies, and that's it. Sometimes it dies, and it brings your mobo along too. :( 
August 24, 2012 12:38:42 AM

yeah man, he's completely right, a new PSU should be top of priorities.
Some PSU die in smoke, some go out peaceful, but some go out with a bang and take down your WHOLE pc, that won't be fun.
even a cheap $30-60 PSU could save your $250 worth of hardware.
August 24, 2012 8:12:05 PM

What do you think the operating temperature will be at idle/load?
August 24, 2012 8:18:44 PM

Quote:
Some PSU die in smoke, some go out peaceful, but some go out with a bang and take down your WHOLE pc, that won't be fun.


Yup, it's like playing Russian roulette, you might have five peaceful deaths, but on the sixth one......

Invest in a seasonic or corsair or such, it is worth it.
August 24, 2012 8:20:23 PM

This will be cool if all you're doing on it is browsing the web and watching movies.
August 24, 2012 8:23:03 PM

Well... Stream/youtube/XBMC. Is it possible to hope for 25c at idle?
August 24, 2012 11:10:44 PM

No. It's probably going to be 30. 20c is extreme. It will run cool, but it won't run that cool.
August 25, 2012 6:33:48 AM

25C is possible, but not with the 212.
August 25, 2012 9:52:12 AM

azeem40 said:
25C is possible, but not with the 212.

But not with the 212?? :heink: 
August 25, 2012 6:55:49 PM

25c is like 77F. That is really cool. You'd need an insane liquid cooler to get that. With the 212, expect 30-40c idle.
August 29, 2012 10:22:01 PM

Okey, so today i received the pc. Works very well and fast. You can barely hear it working, without the led on light i could't tell if its on or off. Im not so happy with the case, very easily stains and its a little bigger than i can put in nicely.
Very satisfied with the sound. Gigabyte has great sound drivers. The dolby home theater is really good. On idle, its about 27c, 36-37c on load.
I'm just so upset that my dog ran through the cables and pulled the case to fall. It has a few minor scratches and the door doesn't open so smoothly now...
Boot up time is less than 20s with win 7 64bit.
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