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February 6, 2013 3:03:06 AM

I've wanted to build my own computer for awhile and have finally got up enough courage to do so . but before i spend any money. I want to know if the parts i am getting are worth it HERE IS THE LIST

Case : Hec vigilance 400 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: Asrock A75m 61.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu: AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz 44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hdd: WD Green 500 GB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD5000AZRX 59.99
http://www.amazon.com/Green-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B...

ram: Crucial CT2KIT51264BA1339 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 43.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

disc drive: LG Electronics UH12NS29 12X SATA Blu-Ray Combo Drive w/ 3D Playback 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

wireless card: Rosewill RNX-G300LX 12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

os: Need advice on what to use

total price not including shipping 313.93

i'm not gonna be using a remote for now but will add one in the future.
also am i forgeting any thing i will need .
thank you
February 6, 2013 3:34:50 AM

Nice, you can just get a single 4gb stick and you won't notice the difference.

Even if you get a 2gb and it will run fine.
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February 6, 2013 3:36:58 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BLUj

-$20 AR for a Corsair CX430 and you will sleep much better at night.
-Better RAM, same price (yes it will work even though Llanos can only do 1333 officially...):
-Cheaper motherboard, better user reviews (take with a grain of salt) though it has less SATA and less USB ports:
-Better case, cheaper, better airflow case with 2 120mm fans and USB 3.0 ports:


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February 6, 2013 4:09:41 AM

only problem with that mother board is it has no hdmi .
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February 6, 2013 4:27:36 AM

bodeen2012 said:
only problem with that mother board is it has no hdmi .


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BM4f

Adjusted the motherboard. It's only about $7 more since you get a combo with it now. New mobo is full featured including Optical SPDIF audio, E-SATA, etc.
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February 6, 2013 4:53:20 AM

love this site thanks for the link . redid my setup
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BMen


CPU: AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($45.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ECS A55F-M2(1.0A) Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($52.64 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Apex DM-318 HTPC Case w/275W Power Supply ($44.93 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 ($19.99)
Total: $293.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 01:52 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 6:36:33 AM

i,ve decided to tweak my system slightly, and my os will be openelec . plan on ordering some of the parts next Friday. as always criticisms are welcomed as i'm new to building a P.C.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9zE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9zE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9zE/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($39.00 @ Amazon) may go with the a6 don't know yet
Motherboard: ASRock A75M Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Apex TM-524 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg) might go with a bluray havn't decided yet
Total: $248.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 8, 2013 11:48:43 AM

I am in the same boat in building my first HTPC. I am going to be running Windows 7 Media Center and planned on adding an HD Homerun to the mix. Which would be better for my needs. The above post or what I came up with...

Thanks!

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

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: HD Homerun Dual ($89.99)
Total: $383.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 13:17 EST-0500)
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