Sanity check on hardware please.

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selutha Offline
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Just a quick sanity check before ordering. I am using that case because in the end it will have 3tbx4 harddrives in it plus the boot ssd. If you have a better suggestion on the case I would love to hear it. I am making it an all in one unit; storage + xbmc + light gaming. I plan to run a few services on it, sql, web, and sabnbz. (I can think off the top of my head) Should I run windows 7 or linux on this? I am comfortable with ether os just wondering witch one will work better. Please comment on any failings you see here.

Will this space be over kill or sufficient? I have quite a few blueray disks and I do not know how to calc the size needed to be reasonable.

Thank you in adv.


ASUS F1A75-M PRO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$104.99


FSP Group AURUM GOLD 400W (AU-400) ATX12V /EPS 12V 80PLUS GOLD Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
$74.99

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
$39.90

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD ...
$139.99

LIAN LI PC-V354B Black Aluminum MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
$109.99

Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
89.99
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eskro Offline
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never cheap out on power supplies...
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selutha Offline
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(2012-04-24 04:52)eskro Wrote:  never cheap out on power supplies...

Do you not like the brand chosen or do you think it is too small for the job. Would this do better?

SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W ATX12V V2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

This is pulled from your own thread: here : SeaSonic SS-400ET 80+ Bronze 400W ATX12V ($43 + $9)

Cheaping on on the power supply can mean quite a few things, please elaborate. Though I have been thinking of using an zalman ps as I have always had a good experience with that.

Thank you for the comment on the build, but what about the proc/mb will they carry my use or do you think i should look at an intel?
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

This one seems to have reviewed very well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817151095
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-24 13:41 by selutha.)
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eskro Offline
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your build is ok, its only the PSU i dont recommend.

and yes, the SeaSonic SS-400ET is perfect!
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