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My first build and it's an HTPC

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January 23, 2013 3:52:39 AM

Hey everyone, I just joined the site after only reading posts for a while and I'm pretty excited to join into the conversations on here.

Enough about that though, here is the build I'm playing around with.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y8hH

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y8hH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y8hH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y8hH/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($116.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.97 @ Newegg)

Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.40 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($34.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $466.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 00:50 EST-0500)



I'm looking to build a mid-level gaming HTPC I'm looking to stay around $500 but willing to budge on it. I want a machine that can play Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, and my Steam games (Borderlands, Mass Effect, stuff like that) with decent quality. I don't really care if it can play Crisis on the highest settings or anything like that. I also want the build to take up a limited amount of space. Mini-ATX, iTX, and HTPC cases are what I'm trying to stick with.

Let me know what you guys think. Like I said this is my first build and I'm still learning as I go. So feel free to pick this apart.

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January 23, 2013 3:58:27 AM

It costs more but since its an actual HTPC case
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January 23, 2013 4:51:48 AM

Just one comment:

If you're purchasing a blu-ray drive, get a retail version that includes playback software. In the end, it will be cheaper and should create fewer headaches than an OEM drive and dealing with playback software later: Lite-On iHES212-08 which includes a Cyberlink BD Solution disc.

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January 23, 2013 4:59:46 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.40 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHOS104-06 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Drive ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $484.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 01:59 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2013 9:59:40 PM

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