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    My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Hi all,

    im planing to build a new HTPC/GAMING/MEDIA HUB - (MUST BE NEAR SILENT) to be plugged in to a Panasonic LCD TV.....

    I need to save some money in the next few months.. so i thought before i pull the strings back the last treat would be build my system.

    ive been reading lots of threads and I've deceiced on the core backbone of the system... case, mobo, PSU...

    i havnt finalized the the cpu and gpu yet (lets just say its more likey to be a ati and amd!!)

    anyways i thought document my build (with images as i buy bit by bit)... so this is my post to say check this space


    the build....

    MOBO
    ASUS M3A78-EM 780G Socket AM2+ mATX
    £60.00
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    Antec Mini P180 Black MATX
    £45.00
    PSU
    Enermax Modu82+ 425W Modular PSU
    £55.55

    gonna get that on order tonight

    and maybe 4gb of ram.

    not 100% on what cpu i want yet... was considering the cheaper AMD Athlon X2 7850 2.8GHz or a AM3 not sure...

    the beauty of it is AMD has really made building a system appealing im really impressed with the AMD2+ idea.... I cud always swap out the cpu at a later date if needed

    im gonna get the GPU last as the board as graphics on board.. plus i have a xbox 360 so im no rush for games but i am keen on the idea very soon.

    anyways i will bump this msg as i go long and may ask for opinion on the final config...

    watch this space.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    I would also check the Scan Today Only webpage for special offers:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    You are eligible for free postage from Scan.

    The Phenom II X3 710 is under £100 on the Today Only webpage and would be a good choice.


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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    ive had a quick search on the net i can get it for a simular price else where but obv witha postage... but its not a good enough deal for me to rush atm,

    but i will consider the processor.. seems worth it for price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cigbunt View Post
    ive had a quick search on the net i can get it for a simular price else where but obv witha postage... but its not a good enough deal for me to rush atm,

    but i will consider the processor.. seems worth it for price.
    Scan had it on Today Only for around £92 yesterday.


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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Saphire 4670 passive graphics card. Will alow playing of older games and easily decode dvd and stuff with HDMI built on so no dongle needed.

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...tml?SAP-4670UL

    I have the 4650 in my HTPC and its superb

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    or the 4770 with 1 PCIE which gives 4850 performance with near 4670 power draw

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffaaf27 View Post
    or the 4770 with 1 PCIE which gives 4850 performance with near 4670 power draw

    the p180 mini would house a 2x pci card wont it? is the psu enough to handle it...

    i dont mind spending up to around 120 on a gpu.. i guess thats the hd 4870 512 kinda range? i know there not the quietest but really i want the most bang for my buck... this is really going to be my main system (i also have a macbook but i dont like leaving it on to download etc...)

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    the mini p180 has 4 slots on the back (PCI slots) but let me warn you its HUGE! as big as most mid towers for full ATX.

    check out my case.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffaaf27 View Post
    the mini p180 has 4 slots on the back (PCI slots) but let me warn you its HUGE! as big as most mid towers for full ATX.

    check out my case.
    i was looking at the silverstone tj08 but then i seen this p180 mini at that bargain price..

    you can get the silver one for about £58... but the black one is like £70 sooo annoying.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Depends what games you play, the HD4670 would do the job fine for lightweight stuff, but a 4770 can easily be made passive and is MUCH more powerful.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    If you think that the stock fan may be too loud, then factor in an Accelero S1 and a 120mm fan into your cost.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    An Accelero won't need a fan on it for a card that lightweight.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Btw the case is not £45 but £55.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    I was going to point that out but decided it'd be too pedantic...

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Will you be transcoding on that pc? Quad core might be a good investment, or a triple core, both offer significant increases over dual core now that alot of applications support them.

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    Re: My Build --- Work In Progress To Be Updated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsaidi View Post
    Btw the case is not £45 but £55.
    I know i noticed that after i posted it... thats the discount

    on this note tho i wimped out on placing the order... lol

    i mite get the tj08 (but i want black) instead cuz its so SLICK wud look really nice next to my tv...! can any1 think of a decent matx tower case apart from these two?

    i will place order soon

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