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Proposed build, thoughts on power supply


Junior Member
Oct 30, 2012
After vast amounts of research I think I have come up with my htpc build for Thanksgiving weekend. Here is what I have picked out.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock A55M-HVS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($55.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex DM-318 HTPC Case w/275W Power Supply ($44.93 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM561R Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Trackball ($33.99 @ B&H)
Total: $350.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

The question I have is on the power supply that comes with the case. Some of the reviews were people worrying about the power supply being too weak.

Your thoughts on that and any other suggestions for this build would be great. I am trying to get a basic htpc that has HDMI out, can play 1080p, and had a blue-ray player as cheap as possibly.

Later I will get a media server/NAS so storage is not really an issue.