Hi everyone!Tomorrow I'm going to Microcenter to try to get the last few parts for my htpc build. This is the first time I've ever built a computer. I'm building a mini-itx htpc to play mostly 1080p movies and tv shows/10-bit subbed anime mkvs since my laptop and ps3 fail to do either if those right (Its a nightmare trying to play or stream subs on a ps3!). I was going to get a media player but I thought htpcs would be more reliable and this would give me the opportunity to finally build a computer!
(The whole thing was suppose to be apart of my christmas gift but parents ran out of money.)
Anyway, these are the parts I have right now:
*Pentium G645 2.9GHz LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
*4gb Microcenter ddr3 ram
*120mm (I think) fan
I still have to get the case, hard drive, motherboard, and maybe power supply.
Since I want a small form factor pc i'm going to get this motherboard
For the case, this is a toughy. I'm not sure whether to get
[BElite 120 Advanced Mini ITX Case][/B] http://www.microcenter.com/product/399001/Elite_120_Advanced_Mini_ITX_Case_RC-120A-KKN1
or MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W http://www.amazon.com/MI-008-Tower-Black-Chassis-Supply/dp/B001H0BA24
If I get the cooler master it will probably be higher quality then the mi-008 but then I will have to buy a power supply for it and its probably bigger. My parents or I won't be able to afford a really expensive power suppy so I will have to find something in the $5-25 (probably refurbished)Can someone choose a power supply from these pictures that looks like I MIGHT be able to squeeze a few months out of it until I save up enough money to get a decent one if I get the cooler master case.
And has anyone had any positive experiences with the MI-008 case? I could save about $20 with that case.
Finally. I'm not sure if I will be able to get a internal hard drive or not tomorrow since I don't think my parents will have that much money with them. But if I can should I get
If they don't I will probably pick up their one of their $8.99 16 gb flash drive and install and boot ubuntu or it temporary :/I'm sorry if this is too long everyone! This is my first build so I'm not sure on everything I exactly need to get! Also final question, should i try to squeeze $50 in there and return and upgrade my g645 to a core i3?I never opened it yet. I feel I might regret it if I don't upgrade to a i3