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December 25, 2012 3:45:41 AM

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:
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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December 25, 2012 3:56:13 AM

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
December 25, 2012 4:04:20 AM

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.
Is that a good GPU choice?
December 25, 2012 6:08:49 AM

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