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Lifehacker $500 Media Center II


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Compatibility Check: See notes below. Edit
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $42.88 $42.88 OutletPC Buy
Motherboard $88.99 $0.99 $89.98 Newegg Buy
Memory $46.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $46.99 Amazon Buy
Storage $81.99 -$4.09 FREE $77.90 Directron Buy
5% off w/ promo code MARDI5, ends 3/02
Case $41.99 $41.99 SuperBiiz Buy
Optical Drive $49.98 -$10.00 $39.98 OutletPC Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Operating System $97.75 -$10.00 $87.75 OutletPC Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $450.57
Promo Discounts: -$4.09
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Shipping: $0.99
Total: $427.47
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Compatibility Notes

  • ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Apex MI-008 Mini ITX Tower Case w/250W Power Supply does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
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Part List Price History (Excluding Tax and Combo Deals)


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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD A4-5300 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor 8W - 65W
ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard 7W - 30W
Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 5W - 5W
Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive 3W - 15W
Total: 23W - 115W
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