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tack on another $80-100 if you plan to purchase windows OS, and an extra $40 if you prefer a blueray drive (i own a PS3, so no need)
dat apu hax
what psu is that? It doesn't say on Newegg.
Otherwise great build.
It's a built in Apevia PSU. (look at the parts)
Ehh, newegg didn't say. Maybe i skipped it. That was my guess though.
do you need an wireless adapter for an htpc if you have no ethernet cable long enough?
after i mount the tv & shelf on the wall, this will be wired into the wireless router so it will be on the home network for DLNA-n-stuff.
basically with the setup i'm going with i could get by with a 1ft ethernet cable... i'll definitely post pictures after everything is setup
I bought this same case about 18 months ago. The PSU died right about a year into it. The voltage was all over the place on the 2nd rail. The system started crashing all the time. Not great for a HTPC that is supposed to be recording my wife's shows. Based on my experience, I would recommend replacing it at the earliest convenience.
Apevia support wouldn't do anything about it, even after emailing them a picture of the power supply tester showing the 2nd rail voltage was off.
It was fine for a while, but I wouldn't count on it long term.
Could've saved $10 on the RAM, and gotten it from a more trusted manufacturer. Also, could've gone down to DDR3-1333, but DDR3-1333 is sometimes a bit more expensive lol
Other than that, $10 isn't a big deal at all, it's just an HTPC, very nice job choosing the parts!
when using an APU the faster the ram the better as the APU uses the ram as vram
an A8 can handle everything an HTPC does, even with DDR3-1333.
It wouldn't really matter, unless he's gaming on it, and he didn't say he was.
oh right okay i just heard it from teksyndicate, but yeah your probs right :)
No. You're right.
The APU's GPU will function a lot better with higher clocked RAM.
But it's already more than enough for an HTPC.