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I cut the cable about a year ago and now use Roku and PS3 for media. I also have quite a few blu ray movies.

I want to build an HTPC. I'm going to take a stab at some hardware that I'd like to use and would like your feedback as to whether I'm getting the "right stuff"


Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811204035
64.99
I'm not sure about this... it is the style/size that I want but not sure about the value.

Power supply - http://www.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemList=N82E16817151086
300 Watts
39.99
Is this enough power and is it reliable?

SSD drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147133&Tpk=SAMSUNG%20MZ-7PC064D%2fAM
64GB SSD
49.99
Meh... I have no clue as to these newer aged drives...

HDD drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
1 TB HD
49.99

CPU -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886
AMD athlon 3 core
$55 w/ promo code

MoBo -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345
Biostar AMD micro
59.99

Memory -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
Ripjaw 8 GB
36.99

Optical drive -- blu ray drive ... no link going to purchase the cheapest possible..
~$40

So, what do you all think?

I want to go as cheap as possible. I'm going to use this for watching netflix, surfing the web, playback of blu-ray's and dvd's that are on the hard drive, pandora... nothing too intensive for sure.

Let me know which of my choices are on point and which are overkill.... I want to spend as least as possible.

Thanks a million,
Jethro
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