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Hello all, I'm looking to putting together a Media Center PC so to speak. I will be using this for mostly everything, from music, streaming Netflix, watching HD video, and gaming using Steam's Big Picture. I was just wondering if I could get some opinions on my build.

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130661

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163222 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163179


The following are accessories I'll be using to make this thing really kick ass:

Wireless Adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704045

Remote: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1GK0CP4406

Gaming Controller: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104403

Thoughts? Better/cheaper items to add? I'd greatly appreciate some feedback!
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  1. You're better off just posting the names of the parts if you want more replies. People get lazy and don't want to click through all those links.

    That all looks OK but I'd probably go for a Pentium and a HD 7750. They would give better performance and have less power consumption. Lower power consumption means less heat and noise. Important for a HTPC.
  2. Intel Pentium G2020
    2x2GB G.Skill NS 1333Mhzz
    ASRock B75M-DGS
    Sapphire HD 7750 1GB Low Profile
    500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
    COOLER MASTER GeminII M4
    Seasonic SSR-360GP 360W
    Silverstone Milo ML03B

    Total - $488.92

    There's something that is still good for HTPC duty, has better gaming performance and should be quieter with less power consumption.
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    I would go for something like the next one. AMD A10 are for sure not power hungry and noise makers! My setup draws 120W under full load (both GPU + CPU)!

    COOLER MASTER Elite 120 Advanced Black Appearance: Aluminum & Polymer front, Case body: Steel Alloy Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119261

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

    ASRock FM2A85X-ITX FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157357

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519

    SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for Notebook
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171740

    Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    SUM 529$. Small ITX case, along with the 5800K and fast memory for the best possible GPU perfomance plus SSD to speed things up!
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