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Old 04-08-2014, 10:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah that's what I wanna do.. Don't wanna spend 300 bucks on a pre built one if I could build one cheaper and keep the bloat off.


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Old 04-09-2014, 06:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you buy refurb then there is no bloat, just the OS. Some of them come pre-installed but many require you to install from the media that comes with it.


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Old 04-09-2014, 12:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you need to buy an OS for this machine then it's going to be pretty hard to compete with that Dell. If not I got this. - Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 54W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646G3220 - ASRock H81M-ITX LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard - Team Elite Plus 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model TPD34G1333C901
SeaSonic SS-300SFD 300W SFX12V v3.1 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - - SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Didn't add 8GB because a media box doesn't need it, same goes for 1600 speed. You can always add another 4 or 8GB stick later to increase RAM if desired.

Instead of going for a non expandable slim itx setup with a power brick I went the case/PSU router in case you need extra GPU horsepower for 4k playback, again if desired.

Left room for possible BD as well.

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