Media Center/File Server/Mothers Computer - New build

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month

Budget Range: Around $600 Aud

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movie/File storage, Browsing the net

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything - New build

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: uamrt.com, pccasegear.com

Location: Australia wide

Parts Preferences: Intel, Asus, Gigabyte, WD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: Good secure build. Quiet/energy efficient. Redundant (storage wise(RAID1))
Will be used for surfing the web and that's about it.

Info:
I have very little, to no parts selected. This is where some pros come in.
I was looking at a Pentium G series processor (G650), but most mobos dont support over two 6gb/s ports.

Two 2-3TB WD drives


Already have:
I already have an old SSD for boot drive
4gb RAM (I have two DDR3 1333mhz 2gb sticks)
Already have keyboard and mouse
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  1. Haha, fair enough - I'm the same. :D
  2. are you 100% set on an intel based system?

    i found amd based systems provided my media pc builds with better options
    more sata3 ports mostly from 5-7 sata3 over intels 2 in most cases
    and if using on board based graphics Amd i feel has more to offer

    some board options i liked coupled with any of their A series cpus
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1207_1441&products_id=21749

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1207_1441&products_id=21641

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_1207_1441&products_id=21916
  3. Amd is an option considering my RAID setups will require double the disk for half the data
  4. Would an 450w 80+ gold at minimal load make any difference compared to a normal PSU?
    Given that it would run 24/7
  5. early model green drives had issues , the one i had when getting over half its capacity would start error out but i hear new models fixed this
    psu wise i used silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX in both my media pcs and they run near 24/7 with no hassles so far
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_995&products_id=15107


    handy raid planner
    http://www.synology.com/support/RAID_calculator.php?lang=enu
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