Does this build work out? mini itx (light)gaming/htpc build wifi(pci/onboard/usb)?

MrHiddeS

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Hello,

So, I am trying to put together a small form factor pc which can be used as a HTPC and some light gaming. Nothing too fancy, just 1080p movies/games. Sadly I have no acces to wired internet, when I place it next to my TV, so wifi it is. The one thing I am least sure about is the motherboard, I cant quite decide whether or not I want onboard wifi or pci/usb adapter anyone got some tips on that part?

These are the components I came up with:

Case: Cooltek U3
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-ITX/WiFi or GIGABYTE GA-B85M-HD3 (depending on wifi solution)
CPU: i5-4460
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M (got one laying around)
RAM: Crucial 8GB ddr3-1600
HDD: 2TB 7200RPM
PSU: be quiet! Pure Power CM L8 530W

Thanks in advance and excuse my english, it is not my first language.

-MrHiddeS
 

Proofy

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Onboard wifi motherboards are overpriced and it's better if you spend your money on wifi adapter and buy somewhat better motherboard.. For example
TP-Link TL-WN881ND is not a bad wifi adapter and it has awesome signal range and would buy Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H mobo or Gigabyte GA-H97M-Gaming 3 (more expensive)
 

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