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Feedback on my first HTPC parts list

Slimjimi

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Hey All,

I'm going to build my first HTPC. Right now, when I want to watch a 3D-blu-ray or netflix/hulu I use my blu-ray player. If I want to watch anything streaming online, I have to run a 50' HDMI cable from my office to my living room and use my office PC. My plan is to make an HTPC that will do the netflix/hulu/3D-blu-ray/*****************online stuff. I also want to be able to browse the internet from my HTPC (check fbook/twitter/email). I'd also like to be able to be able to use my HTPC as a LAN HDD, so I can download content from my office PC, and store it on my HTPC.

My parts list thus far is:
Case: Silverstone ML03B
CPU/GPU: AMD A10-5800K Trinity
MOBO: MSI 760GMA-P34
RAM: G.Skill 8GB
HDD : Toshiba 3TB
Blu-Ray: LG 12x Blu-Ray
PSU: Logisys 480W
Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech K400

I've got my ethernet cable there for my blu-ray player already, so I don't need WIFI. I can't currently think of a reason I'd need bluetooth. I plan on leaving this on 24/7, so I thought I should bolster the RAM a bit, and get 8 instead of 4GB. And, since I'm going to have it on all the time, I also figured I didn't need a SSD master drive for my OS...since boot time isn't an issue.

Any feedback or recommendations/tweaks to my build list would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

Raincity

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The rumor is that an SSD will help with the load times with a large media collection. I built my first HTPC/steam box with a SSD so I don't have any experience to compare to.
 

Alan G

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Don't know anything about the Logisys PSU as a brand. You don't need that much power for what you intend to do. I run a Seasonic G-360 on my unit primarily because I've had good luck with Seasonic PSUs. You also don't need more that 4GB of RAM. The only reason to leave this on 24/7 is if you do want to use it as a file server of some kind. Mine is a dedicated HTPC and I just let it sleep unless there is a TV show to be recorded by WMC.
 

Gronnie

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Difference between HDD and SSD when loading your media collectiion/metadata in a program like MediaBrowser is like night and day.
 

Ventanni

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That CPU and motherboard don't match. The 5800k is an FM2 socket, whereas that motherboard is AM3+. I'd pick a motherboard with an FM2+ socket if you want to use that CPU. =)
 

Slimjimi

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Oct 5, 2013
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You're saying I should just get a SSD for my OS and media programs (not for my media, right?.......). So a 32GB SSD should cut it...maybe go as big as 64?

Also, thanks Ventanni, for the socket type heads up! I got practically the same MOBO, but in a FM2 socket type now:
MOBO
 

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