Description

I set myself a little challenge of building a HTPC below £500.. I had a little trouble finding a power supply, as it could only accommodate a Pico or HDPLEX PSU. I couldn't find a HDPLEX anywhere, and the prices were way too much anyway. I eventually found a Pico PSU on eBay. The power supply is 150w, which is plenty for the 3200G.

I could have brought the price down by going with a cheaper case, but i wanted something small and which i liked the look of and would fit in with other TV peripherals like a games console and digital receiver.

The build was a flat pack style case, which was a piece of cake to put together. It's a really good case in my opinion. It's a small size, but easy to build.

Of course, the 3200G is plenty good enough for some light gaming. But it's really perfect for sitting under a television for some home theatre style entertainment.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

Can you show us a picture of the inside

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Woa. That's gorgeous!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need to do a Bios update?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I was prepared for it incase i needed to, but the board arrived with the 'AMD 3000 desktop ready' sticker. So it had the latest bios out of box!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, why have you got no GPU?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it even fit? I have one more question, is the case the graphite or stealth edition?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't bother with a GPU because i have another build i use for gaming.. this was just for home theatre. Plus i wanted to keep the price below £500.

It is the Graphite one.

It can accommodate half height GPU's up to 2 slots, 195mm.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks everything I wanted to know

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I've been wanting to do something small like this for a while. Any links to the case and PSU? Maybe you can steer me in the right direction, thanks.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the case from Overclockers.co.uk - they didn't have the PSU in stock, so I got that from eBay.

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