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I am working on putting together a Mac HTPC. I am not happy with the overpriced, outdated Mac Minis at the moment, so I just want to make my own. My goal is around/under $400, and I would like to use the latest Intel Processors. Here is what I've come up with so far. Im sure it is missing something, or something is way off, because not only have I never built a HTPC, Ive never actually built my own computer before.

 

Motherboard

ASRock H67M-ITX

$89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...;SID=e5etcdzqit

 

Processor

Intel Core i3-2100T Sandy Bridge 2.5GHz

$134.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ntel-_-19116394

 

Enclosure

Mini-Box M350S

$39.95

http://www.mini-box.com/M350S-universal-mini-itx-enclosure

 

Memory

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB)

$43.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...;SID=e5ete4rt05

 

Hard Drive

Corsair Nova 2.5" 32GB SATA

$64.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820233122

 

IR Reciever

Manta TR1

$18.69

http://twistedmelon.com/mira/hardware.html

 

I'm not planning on having a disc drive, if thats possible? I dont need one. Will all of the components properly fit in that case. It is the smallest one I could find. My space is limited. Does anyone know of a better case in that size range? I dont want to spend much more then that. If anyone has reccomendations for different components, or know that one of the components I chose wont work, please let me know. I am willing to spend a little more, but would rather not. Also, what is a good power supply? And for bluetooth? Thanks!

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read my last comment on these two threads I am looking to do this myself...If your not planning on using the mac mini housing i would go for the cheaper and in my opinion better asus h67 mitx mother board

 

here

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=59400

 

&

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1685176

 

feel free to join in

 

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