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Old 10-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Media Center PC build

Hey guys,
tell me what you think of this small media center build. My budget is less than $250, and since its for my mom she dosent care if it can play movies at 720p or 1080p. Tell me what you guys think, thanks in advance.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Media Center PC build - Intel Celeron G1610 Ivy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80637G1610 - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0 -
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -
DIYPC DIY-5823BK Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 80mm Fan -
WD WD1600AAJS-FR 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -
LG Model GH24NS95 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black -

The IGP is fine for 1080p video playback so you don't need a graphics card. The IB CPU is only a few bucks more, and so is the 1600 Crucial stick. Went with a Seasonic PSU considering your mom probably won't be cleaning this thing out every 6 months so it can take a beating. Otherwise, you could have gone with a cheapo case/PSU combo since Diablotek is that cheap.
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