A63500 HTPC any glaring issues with this?

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dmgash Offline
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This is my proposed build I want to be able to watch everything at 1080p including 3d blu-ray rips. Any glaring issues with this set-up? I plan to run windows 7 home premium

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CPU: AMD A6-3500 2.1GHz Triple-Core Processor ($77.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock A75M Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $521.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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(This post was last modified: 2012-04-17 00:00 by dmgash.)
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@dmgash,

It'll be an awsome HTPC.........

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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eskro Offline
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loose the ripjaws.. get HyperX or Ballistix Tactical
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thanks for the input...just wanted to make sure everything was ok. I've only built gaming PC's, where performance is really the only thing to worry about, here I gotta worry about price/performance/power consumption which makes it a little more complicated.

Also @eskro why not G-skill, and why do you recommend Crucial and Kingston? I'm just wondering cause most builds I see in places use G-skill.
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eskro Offline
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u see GSKILL all the time cuz their somewhat pleasant to look at and they dont cost much.

i recommend Crucial Ballistix Tactical and Kingston HyperX ram cuz their ultra stable.

also, they dont have immense heatsinks.
those ripjaws might interfere with an eventual cpu cooler u might pick up...

in your ML03b htpc case, you cant use a super tall cpu cooler, u need low profile.
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Ok thanks I changed the RAM to this, I plan to use the stock cooler for now(I'll prob end up with an after market one eventually in order to reduce noise). One last question I got is about fans/cooling, I know the case has room for 4 80mm fans on one side how many would you recommend, also any recommendations for a quiet fan, I found these, was just wondering if there was a go to brand.
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eskro Offline
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fantastic ram choice!
thats exactly what my deer friend beer40oz uses in his new HTPC
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=128009

silent case fans are in my HTPC guide (second post of it)
http://ow.ly/1s4Jcf

however, u can start without 80mm fans.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-17 05:31 by eskro.)
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(2012-04-17 05:31)eskro Wrote:  fantastic ram choice!
thats exactly what my deer friend beer40oz uses in his new HTPC
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=128009

silent case fans are in my HTPC guide (second post of it)
http://ow.ly/1s4Jcf

however, u can start without 80mm fans.

Yeah saw his HTPC and it was very similar to what I was doing his is mini-ITX compared to my micro-ATX, same APU as well as a very similar motherboard, so I figured I would go with his RAM. Now to wait for my tax return check to show up so I can get started lol Big Grin

Thanks a lot for your help!
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Good stuff dmgash you will be happy..... if I was you and you where going to get the big Shuriken2 Version B down the road I would do it now..... that way you don't have to take your mobo apart again....... just my 2 cents....
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-17 06:15 by Beer40oz.)
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eskro Offline
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+1 for shuriken v2 right off the bat
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