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Old February 14, 2013, 06:36 PM
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Thanks to all of you, I finally decide to go with that setup :

APU/CPU : AMD A8-5600K APU Quad Core Processor Socket FM2 3.2GHZ 4MB 100W Retail Box
Motherboard : ASUS F2A85-M/CSM mATX FM2 85X FCH DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada
PSU : Corsair CX Series CX430M 430W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply - DirectCanada
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Hard Drive OEM
Case : Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Black 3X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS w/ Fan Controller & Temp Display - DirectCanada
RAM : Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-27 240PIN Core i5 i7 AMD Memory Kit - DirectCanada

I hesitate for the Case and the RAM though..

Case 2 : Antec One Mid-Tower Gaming ATX Case Black 3X5.25 5X3.5 2X2.5 Front USB3.0 Top Rear 120mm Fans No PSU - DirectCanada
RAM 2 : Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada


*** EDIT *** : Do i need buying some cables ? (SATA) Or will it be included?
Which case I would use would depend on were the PC is to be placed. If it will be up front with the rest of the TV and entertainment system, I would go with the Antec. There looks to be no bling and lights to be distracting from a movie.
If it is desktop, then go for whatever one turns your crank. They are both relatively the same price. The Zalman does however look to offer better cable management.

Also, if gaming wasnt my main agenda, I wouldnt worry a whole bunch about RAM speed. Just make sure it is dual channel. In your case, I think more cheaper memory is better than less speedier memory. Just make sure you run a 64B OS.

I still think you should add a dedicated video card. Check this out: $40 at ncix. Find it cheaper and they will match it.
EVGA GeForce GT 610 810MHZ 1024MB 1.0GHZ DDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card
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Old February 14, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Which case I would use would depend on were the PC is to be placed. If it will be up front with the rest of the TV and entertainment system, I would go with the Antec. There looks to be no bling and lights to be distracting from a movie.
If it is desktop, then go for whatever one turns your crank. They are both relatively the same price. The Zalman does however look to offer better cable management.

Also, if gaming wasnt my main agenda, I wouldnt worry a whole bunch about RAM speed. Just make sure it is dual channel. In your case, I think more cheaper memory is better than less speedier memory. Just make sure you run a 64B OS.

I still think you should add a dedicated video card. Check this out: $40 at ncix. Find it cheaper and they will match it.
EVGA GeForce GT 610 810MHZ 1024MB 1.0GHZ DDR3 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card
Thx for the info, but as for the video card, everyone here in this thread told me it was shit, to not bother with it because it's almost the same specs as the one integrated (i did change motherboard though)
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Old February 15, 2013, 10:17 AM
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1.65V RAM should work, but you'll likely have to manually set the voltage, frequency and timings.

1.5V is likely a safer bet if you don't want to tweak things as much.
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Old February 15, 2013, 12:39 PM
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1.65V RAM should work, but you'll likely have to manually set the voltage, frequency and timings.

1.5V is likely a safer bet if you don't want to tweak things as much.
So this one (1.5V) : Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada

would be better than this one (1.65V) : Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-27 240PIN Core i5 i7 AMD Memory Kit - DirectCanada
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