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January 22, 2013 12:56:39 PM

As the title states, let me know what you think about this combo for a HTPC build, both in terms of functionality and price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

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January 22, 2013 1:33:52 PM

Looks like way overkill for HTPC use. You only need 350W max and A4 or A6 CPU if you are going AMD.

I also like Intel's (Celeron G540 or core i3 series) low heat and energy efficiency for HTPC.

I also prefer a smaller case with more of a traditional component look for HTPC.

Finally, you should consider an SSD for your OS.
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January 22, 2013 1:38:11 PM

i got better for u.


Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yXAO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yXAO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: nMEDIAPC HTPC 1080P HTPC Case ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $423.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 10:36 EST-0500)

PCPartPicker part list:Base Total: $408.93
Shipping: $14.99
Total: $423.92

better quality case. mobo. processor. ps. :D 

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January 22, 2013 1:39:43 PM

A few other questions - what type of tuner will you be using - or not using? Will you be using WMC extenders? If so, how many?

Rule of thumb - you should have a cpu core for every tuner that will be in use in the system, and a cpu core for every concurrent extender.

You should also use 2GB RAM per tuner/extender in use.

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January 22, 2013 1:42:31 PM

iceclock created a nice build...IMO a better one than the newegg combo - about $60 difference in price.
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January 22, 2013 2:50:42 PM

yes but quality wise def worth it, biostar mobo i wouldnt recommand, case is ok, ps is bad.

for 60$ quality is worth it.

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January 22, 2013 3:13:01 PM

Agreed. Often the combo deals at NewEgg are comprised of "clearance" items that aren't selling through normal channels. Your build definitely took the quality to a higher level.
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January 22, 2013 3:18:55 PM

Best answer selected by wrathofcow.
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January 22, 2013 4:17:22 PM

if u need more help wrath dont hesitate to pm me :D 

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