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Mini ITX Multi purpose build

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by eightclicknine, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. eightclicknine New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am planning to build a mini itx for mult purpose use.
    It should also be budget friendly, i dont want to exceed 300$ if possible. ALot of the parts i can scrounge from work, such as RAM and a CPU possible.
    The boards:
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=A75M-ITX
    I like this choice for the integrated HDMI, and that it is generally pretty solid.

    ZOTAC GF6100-E-E AM3 (up to 65 watt TDP) / AM2+ / ...
    This is a cheapy AMD option which looks ok. i have a couple spare amd cpus i could throw in.

    Foxconn H67S LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Mi...
    This one is reasonably priced, and the support for an i3/i5/i7 and the max memory it supports. Lets say im leaning towards this. Could anyone suggest a good case/low rise HDMI pci-e card for this board?

    Just looking for opinions. Basically, i want this to do all computing tasks minus gaming.
     
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    If you are just building a nice PC to use for everything but gaming I suggest this:

    Motherboard: ASRock A75M-ITX

    CPU/GPU: AMD A6-3650 APU

    Case/PSU: In WIN BP655

    That should give you a solid base with a quad-core CPU, graphics card capable of playing older game engines like Skyrim, Portal 2, and plenty of juice for video streaming. All and in all that is about $250. Add 4 GB of 1866 MHz RAM for around $40 and you should be good. If you need the DVI output, get a $4 adapter.

    Curious as to why you needed a HDMI PCIe card for a board with HDMI built in?
     
  3. eightclicknine New Member

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    Thanks man, i could always use the extra card for some of my other things. I didnt even notice that last one had it too, thank you for pointing that out!
    For 250$ that is incredible, i appreciate the info. I will look into these.
     

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