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Run of the mill HTPC built for value.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

You might want to consider upgrading to the A10-6800k , it's a nice PSU for the price.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

This was built a while back, I got $40 off the CPU/Motherboard combo at my local Micro Center...were I to build another one now I would get a similar deal on the 6800.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, maybe get some zipties and clean it up a bit, but other than that, nice build.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm notoriously untidy with cables, even with zip ties. What I usually do is check temps under stress to determine if the airflow is adequate to cool the components and leave the beauty pageants to folks that are building their own PC. =)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

For $540...kinda seems high for the use. I think $450 is a better range for a basic HTPC, but it'll be extremely fast.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Knock $40 off for a Micro Center motherboard/CPU combo, $5 off the price of the case as i got it for $39, $24 off the operating system and almost $30 off the memory, which I purchased when memory prices tanked. This puts the cost much closer to your number. =)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

you can manually set the prices. This might make your build get even more love.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, duly noted...I haven't been on the site in a while. Nice feature.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to know how is the system staying cool without a case fan and why there is no sound card?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

if you look next to the power supply you'll see the case's intake fan. The cool air is then drawn downward and outward by the CPU fan and the majority of exhaust is likely done by the power supply's fan or dissipation through ventilation on top of the case. Not an ideal setup by any means...but it isn't a high-heat rig.

I did not feel the need to add a sound card since the motherboard has integrated sound and the mission was to keep it simple.

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

I would consider replacing that psu. It has a pretty good rep for failure.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Duly noted, I've had decent luck with them if you don't push them hard.

  • 77 months ago
  • 9 points

woah, i just noticed. 25 builds, thats crazy.

  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes haha, he hasn't posted in a while :P welcome back mate!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks!

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Mother of god

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

I own a computer store =)