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Postby highelve0065 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:23 am

hi guys,
im currently building, as the name suggests, a home media pc to play movies and tv shows that we have downloaded on to the tv, i no there are cheaper options available in the form of media player but this way is far more enjoyable to me. im trying to stay within a budget, and i think i have tickled all the boxes. i already have a case and cables to connect the pc to my tv.
here is my build so far, i jsut cant tell if the graphics card will work with this motherboard as well.

Intel Core i3 2100 Intel Core i3 2100
Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB HD204UI Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB HD204UI
ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB Low Profile ASUS GeForce GT430 1GB Low Profile
Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/4G 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 Motherboard
Aereon Asroc ASC-620C 620W Power Supply
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Re: home media pc

Postby liljim » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:50 pm

that board will accept ONE of these cards, not two.

Is the case you have low profile?

Avoid the "value ram" if your budget will allow it. Multimedia uses alot of memory, particularly video files. If you plan on using a 32 bit OS then 4 gigs is max but if your using 64 bit OS i'd look at a single 4 gig stick so it would leave u the option to add another 4 or so later. Theres some 8 gig kits available thats pretty inexpensive, heres an example
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Re: home media pc

Postby highelve0065 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:40 pm

its a smaller tower case, if that's what your meaning, i just took my wife old desktop which she bought about 4 years ago and i took all of the bits out of that i don't need.
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Re: home media pc

Postby liljim » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:38 am

a low profile case means it wont accept a "standard" size card so companys make a "low profile" version of cards. The video card you selected is for a low profile case and wont fit in a standard case. I only mentioned it so that you can make sure that card will fit your case.
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