Hey guys - been almost 10 years, but I'm actually going to try to build a desktop again for HTPC and being able to fire up a recent game whenever I need to.
Besides having no recollection on how to put things together, I need to first select parts within my budget of $1000. So far I'm at $1200 including taxes but what do you guys think of the specs? Any suggestions or maybe downgrade in specs that can give me similar performance but of course lower the price point?
CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.11 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.48 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($92.58 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($205.98 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Node 605 HTPC Case ($152.53 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.67 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: LG BT30N Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($106.52 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.28 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad ($40.38 @ DirectCanada)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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