Sep 14, 2009
Already have
2*2gb Cosair Dominator ddr3 dual channel
GTX 285 2GB

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies thats pretty much it

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, ram , gfx card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.mwave.com.au

Country of Origin: Australia

Overclocking: Probablly

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Will be hooked up to my 50" Viera pretty much just for playing movies maybe a bit of surfing. Hot swap rack so i can swap drives whenever i need.

So far ive picked out

Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core Processor $125

Antec High Current Pro HCP-850 850W Power Supply $209

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 40GB Solid State Drive $99

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard $165

Cooler Master Hyper 212 $40

Procase SAS/SATA Compatible HDD Mobile Rack $64


Havent fully decided on a case but like this one but a bit of a steep price

Thermaltake DH 102 HTPC Case $509.99

Any suggestions appreciated
You dont need a graphics card

The processor has a graphics chip built in to it that is more than capable of blu ray play back
Just make sure you buy a board with an HDMI port
The power supply is massive over kill . That total system is going to pull less than 120 watts
Get a nice modular PSU ~ 400 - 450 watts
EDIT : just noticed you have a GTX 285 you want to use , so this is NOT a media center its a gaming computer .
You will still only need 650 watt

You can replace the motherboard with one with a micro- ATX , H67 chipset for a fraction of the price and have the exact same performance

For $500+ dollars that case should be able to cook you dinner and wash the dishes afterwards

Check out www.pccasegear.com.au


Sep 14, 2009
Intel Core i3 2100 $119

Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 Mini-ITX Motherboard $139

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 40GB Solid State Drive $99

Corsair CX-500 V2 Power Supply $82

Silverstone Grandia GD06 HTPC Case Black $145 (has 2* hot swap inbuilt)


But now id have to use a different gfx card because the gtx wont fit with that board. Any recomendations for a gfx card