$400-500 Linux build

Hey guys,

Curious about a sub-$500 linux build.
I am not really sure where to start.
I am going to use it with Samsung 32" 1080p LED TV
I am also going to use this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352027
Fractal design node: $90
I also have an i5-3570k cpu and other computer parts that I would like to use for it.
I would like to spend around $400 on the rest of the components
Use: Media, music, email, internet browsing, gaming, 1080p

Any ideas? Thanks!
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  1. have you bought the led panel?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $375.16
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 01:00 EST-0500)

    you can get CPU cooler that fits inside the case. i am nost sure 212 evo will fit
  2. no, but I actually changed my needs:
    I do already have a 32" 1080p samsung led tv that I was actually thinking of using for the monitor/tv.
    I can actually use a lot of my old parts from my current pc: 1TB Samsung F3 HDD, 650TX Corsair PSU, 8GB Corsair DDR3, i5 3570k
    I now only need a motherboard, gpu, nice bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
    After more searching I am going to use this case:
    How about this mobo:
    And as for a gpu I would like ATI. Around $200-250 range. Any good recommendations on a GPU? Thanks
    $240 7870 XFX. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
    Is that a good GPU choice?
  3. do you have any alternative for 7870 at similar price?

    xfx is hard to overclock. but if you dont want to, you will be fine :) and yout old stuff are awesome :D
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