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What do you guys think about my HTPC build

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September 18, 2013 12:55:07 AM

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CPU: AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus F1A55-M LE R2.0 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($42.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.57 @ Amazon)
Case: nMEDIAPC HTPC 5000B HTPC Case ($67.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 400W ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: HP 447328-B21 DVD/CD Writer ($76.28 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $364.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-18 04:33 EDT-0400)

Im not buying the hard drive and optical drive but they are similar to the ones i am going to salvage from another pc I have.

I'm building an HTPC for my parent's cabin, There's no internet there and the nearest video rental place is a liquor store an hour away with about a 30 movie selection.
It is going to be used mainly to watch movies(running XBMC), look at pictures and maybe play a few games. (snes/n64 emulators)

What do you guys think? overkill, underkill or just right?

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September 18, 2013 1:34:59 AM

Looks good to me
September 18, 2013 1:43:05 AM

cool, I'm not too sure about the psu the site says about 149W but I've heard different opinions on the credibility of wattage calculators.
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September 18, 2013 1:49:14 AM

Looks fine to me.
September 18, 2013 1:55:28 AM

It is a low quality psu , but given that it wont be loaded anywhere near its rated wattage it should be fine .

Normally you'd want an 80+ unit like the corsair CX430 which is often very cheap , but right now its more expensive
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