|08-20-2012, 12:29 AM||#1|
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Hi, I'm trying to sort out a build for a HTPC for my home theater. I'd like to be between $450 and $550. The parts I have picked out go over that, I was wondering what you guys would recommend me to trim the price down some. I'll be using it solely to download programs/codecs/files and to watch files (Anything from 480p to 1080p [MKV, AVI, MP4, 10-bit h.264). I don't really need a DVD drive (Have other devices to play DVD and Blu-rays.) but I'll use it to install my OS and maybe rip some of my collection to the hdd. Here's what I've got:
nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum Panel & Steel (1.0mm SECC) HTPC 7000B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
ASUS P8B75-M/CSM LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105
Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3S8N9K2/4G
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Total: $637.92 (Before Shipping/Taxes)
I'll be hooking it up to my Home Theater system through HDMI. So no ned for monitor. I also already have a keyboard and mouse.
Is there anyway I can knock the price down some without losing the ability to do what i want to do, or do I just need to raise my budget?
LIAN LI PC-A70B Black | ASUS P5KPL-CM | CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W | Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz | CORSAIR 4GB DDR2 667 PC2 5300 | Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB | Seagate Barracuda 80 GB | LG Black Blu-ray/HD DVD/DVD GGC-H20L | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit | Acer H213H 21.5" 1080p
|08-20-2012, 02:43 AM||#3|
if you weren't going to use it for ripping media we could trim in some areas... but since you need the horsepower to rip in a timely fashion I dont see where we could skimp other than a case choice.
Thats a perfect build for your intentions...
MSI 890GXM-G65 mATX/1075t/Patriot DDR3-1600 2x8gb /WD 640 aaks 95mb/s /XFX 5830/Zalman9700nt/ Thermaltake TP750w modular
New Build (on Hold) Intel 3770k / Gigabyte Z77-UD5H
New Build AMD FX-8350 / Gigabyte 990FX-UD5 / Asus 5970X2 GPU
|08-20-2012, 10:44 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Joplin MO
We could trim back the PSU if you never have to add a video card, but the savings would not be significant. A lower power quality modular really isn't much cheaper. Modular highly recommended in small cases for cable management.
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