- 71 months ago
I'm planning on building a Media center PC for my living room. At the moment a have an i5 Dell Inspiron laptop, but because of the heat it gets too noisy.
These are the parts i'm thinking of using: The prices you see below are not the actual ones since i'm shopping locally.
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 113.8 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($112.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Fury White Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R7 240 1GB Video Card ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Aerocool DS-Cube Black/White MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($103.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Aerocool DS 140mm Black 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $741.19 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 05:02 EDT-0400
I chose the specific motherboard for maybe a future upgrade.
The cooler is a strange choice(i own a BQ PSU on my gaming PC and it's very good). I chose this cooler because i'm shopping locally and the Hyper 212 Evo is out of stock for some reason!
Ram is.. well, RAM. I think 4GB will be enough. If not, i'll just add another 4GB.
I'm adding an SSD for the OS and some programs i might be using. I got the 840 Pro on my other PC and i just love it! HDD is for my media. I think 1TB should be enough for now.
I have an unused XFX HD5850 GPU, but i don't want to use that because of it's power consumption, and i think it's much more than what i need. I'm going to swap it for a Sapphire R7 240 1GDDR5(wasn't in the PCPP directory), since it's much quieter and it doesn't consume that much power.
I know 520w is a bit much for this PC, but if i sometime decide to add a better GPU, or i OC that gem of a CPU, i might need it! :)
I'm also adding an extra 140mm fan on the top of the case(front and back are included).
Tell me what you guys think. Should i change something? Thanks!!