Advise HTPC challenge

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  1. Acroback

    Acroback RAID Rookie

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    Just got myself a Gold rated Silverstone 500W PSU for 40$.
    I love VFM buys. :)
     
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  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    That's super pricing. Planning to use it as is or trim off the unwanted connectors?
     
  3. Acroback

    Acroback RAID Rookie

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    As it is for now.
    I am planning to make a housing for Rig from a small Amazon carton box.

    This PSU looks small enough for a HTPC rig.

    Gold rating and 500W gives me peace of mind.

    Corsair has screwed up with CX series so taking risk with Silverstone.
     
  4. Acroback

    Acroback RAID Rookie

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    My HTPC ghetto Rig is now complete.

    Here is a run down of parts Ordered and received. Some are still in transit.

    Intel i3-4360 3.7 Ghz with HT - 99$
    Motherboard ASRock H81M-HDS mATX Board - 49$
    8 GB of 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM - 55$ (used)
    1 TB of WD Caviar Blue - 40$
    24" Acer G6 G246HLAbd 1080p Monitor - 117$
    Silverstone Tek 500W Single Rail Gold Rated Power Supply - 40$ (used)
    Al Cheapo Keyboard as a stop gap solution - 7$

    Everything well under 400$ mark.
    A very decent Haswell-E Rig under 400$ is commendable.

    Waiting for my RAMs to reach here. Once they are here, I am all set. :)
    Almost, decided to get Team Vulcans 2133Mhz but then decided against it due to diminishing returns you at at 2133Mhz.

    Thank you to everyone who helped me to splurge like idiot.
     
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  5. Acroback

    Acroback RAID Rookie

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    Seller shipped cheap and Rams are in a wormhole. :(
     
  6. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    :(, now?

    Regarding the KB, If I get some switches/switch tester out to you from within the US, will you be willing to bare the shipping from and back to whoever sends them to you?
     
  7. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    damn it I need to get a chassis.
     
  8. ViKiD

    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    I have used this one, pretty nifty for the size.
     
  9. Acroback

    Acroback RAID Rookie

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    No need.
    I opted for a cheap 5$ keyboard as stop gap solution. Will get a TKL once I move to CA.

    Thanks for the help though, appreciate it.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    The keyboard zealot will not rest until everyone starts building their own keyboard.
     
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  11. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Mechboard master race.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    That is racist to other keyboards.
    reported.
     
  13. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Come at me bro!
     
  14. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Lol..wtf is this..
     

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