First timer here. Thanks to you all for sharing your builds. After much time spent researching, I settled on a final build and ordered the parts today!
Case: SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black) $49
PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green 380 Watt 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply $41.51
Mobo: ASRock MB-A75M Socket FM1/ AMD A75 FCH/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ Micro ATX Motherboard $74.99
APU: AMD A6-3500 APU with AMD Radeon 6530 HD Graphics 2.1/2.4GHz Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core Processor - Retail AD3500OJGXBOX $77.24
RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX $40.99
SSD: Crucial 64 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s CT064M4SSD2 $67.98
Remote: Rosewill Windows Vista Certified Media center Infrared Remote Control RRC-126 $18.99
Depending on how the stock CPU cooler does, I may add the Scythe SCBSK-2100 later if needed. I also like having the open of adding Blu-Ray down the road.
OS will be Win7 Pro x64 (free copy from MSDN-AA). I plan to run MCE for the PVR and XBMC for everything else. Library storage is taken care of by my NAS.
The parts should all be here early next week. I will update this thread with photos as the build progresses. Thanks again for all your help!
Yet another A6-3500 Build
Joined: Aug 2012
2012-08-10 19:48 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2012-08-10 19:56 by tehjolly81.)
Joined: Apr 2012
2012-08-10 20:16 Post: #2
(2012-08-10 19:48)tehjolly81 Wrote: Hi all,
Very cool! You're going to enjoy this build.
You'll also love the case and how easy everything fits in there.