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Old 11-19-2011, 03:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New HTPC Build, Few questions

I just recently built this rig, is this a great htpc steal or not?
(I got the board, case, and memory for 70.00 on craigslist)

APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer
Newegg.com - APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply

GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA 1155
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

(Got 2x4gb) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL

Pentium G620 (Got this for 59.99)
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G620

I also put in my 250gig and 2 tb hard drives, existing geforce 8500 video card, also pre-existing windows xp 64bit

All together I paid 130.00.


Good deal or no? Also is the memory overkill? I run xbmc with all my 1080p HD Blu-ray movies.
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4 gb of ram should be plenty.
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I thought the 8gigs was overkill
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For what you are doing, 8GB is overkill.
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I wasn't sure only because I thought the processor may have needed some more resources to run the 1080p movies
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2 gb will work, 4 gb is plenty for the application of an htpc. if you want your htpc to play bf3 on ultra settings, you'll have to make a few changes.
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Thanks again guys, I know if I need the extra memory for another build where to pull it from
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