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Old August 11, 2009, 06:08 PM
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My System Specs


Motherboard, cheapest bet would be a G31-based board. Goes for like $50?

CPU wise, E5200 would be plenty, could probably even go with the Celeron-class E1200 since you have the 8400GS.

Don't forget about AMD either though, they have some very good stuff for tight budgets. And pretty much any board you get would have decent onboard graphics with HDMI output even.

Running SSD kind of blows the whole budget thing away though. I keep my HTPC in S3 standby and it resumes within seconds. Not sure why you really need a SSD.
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