New HTPC Build

Its been a few years since my last build and I'm looking to upgrade. I'm currently running a Clarkdale i3-530, so I'm wanting something with a little more pep, quiet things down a bit, and I'm looking to add an SSD as well. So please give me your thoughts on the below items.

Case
Wesena E6
http://www.shop.perfecthometheater.com/HTPC-e6-Black-w-logo-Low-profile-aluminum-chassis-HTPC-e6-B-w-logo.htm

CPU
i3-3220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

MOBO
ASRock H77m
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

RAM
G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

PSU
Seasonic SS-400FL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151097

SSD
Crucial M4 128gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148529
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  1. Sorry and I forgot to specify. I only use my setup for watching tv, streaming the occasional Hulu show, and watching movies.
  2. very good indeed :D

    but i think the silent psu is expensive as hell for your setup
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    this corsair cx430 is plenty enough for i3 without monstrous graphic card

    or anyone can suggest cheap silent psu?
  3. any of the new seasonic power supplies that have hybrid fan control. At the power consumption you are talking, the fan would NEVER go on :)

    While not at all a bad looking case, I do worry about the restriction of the fan openings. That can lead to poor air flow or worse, louder fan noise. Strange example of this was that i can not use a SilverStone AP 120mm fan on the floor of one of my cases for this reason.

    If I trust my UPS my media center(I5 750 with gtx 650 ti) idles at about 40 watts (50 if I trust my power meter.). You should get even better with a newer cpu and no gtx 650 ti in the system.

    Antec makes some good HTPC cases as well.
  4. Usually a tight case like that won't take a PSU longer than 140mm, that one is 160mm. Here's a good alternative.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151117

    EDIT: It might be worth going for a build based on the A10-5700 as well, much better graphics performance with comparable CPU performance at roughly the same price.
  5. jmsellars1 said:
    Usually a tight case like that won't take a PSU longer than 140mm, that one is 160mm. Here's a good alternative.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151117

    EDIT: It might be worth going for a build based on the A10-5700 as well, much better graphics performance with comparable CPU performance at roughly the same price.


    it is stated from the case spec

    Power options: ----- Standard ATX PSU.
  6. nukemaster said:
    any of the new seasonic power supplies that have hybrid fan control. At the power consumption you are talking, the fan would NEVER go on :)

    While not at all a bad looking case, I do worry about the restriction of the fan openings. That can lead to poor air flow or worse, louder fan noise. Strange example of this was that i can not use a SilverStone AP 120mm fan on the floor of one of my cases for this reason.

    If I trust my UPS my media center(I5 750 with gtx 650 ti) idles at about 40 watts (50 if I trust my power meter.). You should get even better with a newer cpu and no gtx 650 ti in the system.

    Antec makes some good HTPC cases as well.


    I'll have to look at the hybrid psu's too. I'm moving from an Antec Fusion Remote Black. It's a really nice case, just looking for something new.
  7. jmsellars1 said:
    Usually a tight case like that won't take a PSU longer than 140mm, that one is 160mm. EDIT: It might be worth going for a build based on the A10-5700 as well, much better graphics performance with comparable CPU performance at roughly the same price.


    You don't think The HD2500 graphics will be good enough. I could always go with the i3-3225 which has the HD4000 graphics
  8. Thundercatz said:
    You don't think The HD2500 graphics will be good enough. I could always go with the i3-3225 which has the HD4000 graphics

    yes 3225 worths the price if you want to use ondie graphics. btw as already suggested, any intel graphic is underpowered compared to AMD APU. so it is your choice to use intel or AMD
  9. AMD Radeon said:
    it is stated from the case spec

    Power options: ----- Standard ATX PSU.



    The ATX specification states a 140mm depth. I realise some PSU's are longer but that's not a problem in tower cases. It might be here.
  10. I can agree on a long power supply. My HX 850 blocks my fan in the Fractal define R2 case. and it JUST makes it into a FT03 case.

    If the case is small(should be listed in the specs) you want a power supply with 120mm fan for sure.

    Want to see a real squeezed power supply :) SFF Media Center, but not "nice" looking like the Antec case.
  11. jmsellars1 said:
    The ATX specification states a 140mm depth. I realise some PSU's are longer but that's not a problem in tower cases. It might be here.


    I'm willing to take the chance on the psu, cause I can always reuse my Antec earthwatts psu.
  12. My EA 430 was very quiet and would power a mid level system with ease.

    my EA650 on the other hand is LOUD running a mid end system(i7 920[closer to high end at the time] with 5770[tried to reduce the load and quiet it down].).
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