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#1
ok at first it was just asking about this HTPC I am going to build , before I bought it. But i'm impatient - so now it's already purchased ;) I can't delete the thread so I just changed it...

APEX MI-008 Mini-ITX Tower/ 250W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16811154091 $38.99

ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BR-04B2T
Item #:N82E16827135205 $49.99

WD SiliconEdge Blue SSC-D0064SC-2100 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Item #:N82E16820233130 $117.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Item #:N82E16820231277 $91.99

GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard &
Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3530 (combo) $201.98

Grand Total: $510.83 (with cables not listed)

any recommedations for software or accessories? any other input? i've been reading freaksavior's Ultimate Home Theater Guide and some other posts as well...

thanks!
 
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I don't think that 460 PSU would fit in that ITX case -- what are you going to be using for speakers?
 
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I really like the way this looks - and it was one of the first I was going to go with. however it does not allow a 3.5" internal drive, which is a necessity. though if i were only using the ssd this would be my choice for sure, ty :)

and i'm assuming this will fit in the existing case replacing that PSU no problem? I am (also) assuming these PSUs are not of standard size (to go with matx towers) so i want to be sure.


thanks!
 

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#6
make sure you get a mobo with the nvidia ion chip in it which is designed for smooth 1080p playback. also, just FYI you dont need that kinda CPU power if this is only HTPC. however, looking at that combo price i see no reason to complain :toast:
 
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make sure you get a mobo with the nvidia ion chip in it which is designed for smooth 1080p playback. also, just FYI you dont need that kinda CPU power if this is only HTPC. however, looking at that combo price i see no reason to complain :toast:
The new i3 already has a built in GPU which handles 1080p well.
 
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make sure you get a mobo with the nvidia ion chip in it which is designed for smooth 1080p playback. also, just FYI you dont need that kinda CPU power if this is only HTPC. however, looking at that combo price i see no reason to complain :toast:
i'm guessing it doesn't, I see it nowhere in the description. but as mudkip said the i3 has graphics on chip that are supposed to be plenty powerful for 1080p...

I know it's a bit more power - but it priced cheaper than the celeron system I was looking to build...as you said, at that price ;) plus I will be getting a decent card down the road to do some low end gaming on it...