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Old March 11, 2012, 04:15 PM
rugox rugox is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
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My System Specs

Default New budget HTPC Build/ inputs appreciated

I'm trying to save as much money as possible while trying to get the most out of it.

CPU: E4300 C2D (pulled from an old comp) *looking to overclock this!

Mobo: Either Biostar G41D3+ $49.99 - BIOSTAR G41D3+ LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Asus P5NSLI (might purchase from a forum member) $25

GPU: 512MB 9800GT (Already have)

RAM: 2X2GB Gskill DDR3 1333 MHZ $25.99 - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

HDD: Reuse 320GB from old comp. 7200RPM

Case: Lian Li PC-60FN (I know this is not a HTPC case but I have this lying around so I will use it.)

Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 - Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Rounding up the parts I need to buy it comes out to at most ~$135 including taxes and shipping. It would come out about the same if I get the P5NSLI as DDR2 RAMs are more expensive than DDR3s. This actually might nullify the point of getting older boards...
As for the case, I was looking to spend about $200 on this build and would love some recommendations for a HTPC case. I will use the Lian Li case if the cases are too expensive.

Anyways, any inputs into my list would be greatly appreciated!
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