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First, sorry if this isn't in right place or format.

Current Media PC:
eMachines EL1210-09

with Windows 7: Home Premium and an AVerTVHD Duet

it lacks storage space and isn't strong enough to take another AVerTVHD Duet

Ideas for New Media PC:
OS: Windows 7: Home Premium

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-H77M-D3H - $94.99

Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 - $119.99

Power Supply: Silverstone ST50F-P - $79.99

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $29.99 + tax

Case: Silverstone GD05B - $89.99

OS: Intel Solid-State Drive 330 Series 60 GB - $69.99, $49.99 with rebate.

Data: WD20EARX 2TB - $119.98
Tuners: AVerTVHD Duet x 2 - already have one $64.99 + tax

Optical Drive: A SATA DVD writer I have sitting around may replace with Blu-ray Drive later.
Will all this work together?

Don't yet have a 3D TV but could this play 3D Blu-Rays to a passive Vizio 3D display?

Would this be able to record 4 HD channels at the same time and still play back a HD show, DVD, Blu-Ray, or 3D Blu-Ray - Real Disks or ISOs at the same time?

Can I go with a smaller power supply?

Are there any smaller modular power supplies?

picoPSU look cool but I think they may be too small.

Is the Intel Core i3-2105, 2120 or 2125 worth the extra cost or needed?

Did I list any parts that have a equal or better quality replacement for same or less cost?

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Will work.


Passive Vizio 3D: Is this polarized 3D display? Yes, you can play BR 3D.


Recording 4 channels play videos at the same time is no problem. Playing back two interlaced HD contents at the same time may be a problem, however.


Yes, a 200-300W PSU is enough. But most PSU with modular cables are >= 500W.


Core i3-3225 will be available soon (but I don't know how soon), its 16 EUs are good for madVR. If you are not interested in this, 2100 or 2120 (6 EUs) is enough. 2105/2125 has 12 EUs, but they are not enough for madVR.


Look at ASRock H77 Pro4-M, $98 shipped, better than GIGABYTE. You can buy WD30EZRX 3TB for $160.
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