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Topic # 150478 24-Jul-2014 10:20
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Hi guys looking for some advice on a new Plex/torrent box I'm putting together to stream to my roku etc.

I've gone an bought one of these cases http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DRA4F06 (free shipping yay!) so I'm already set on an ITX build.

I was looking at the AM1 platform for its low power consumption and bank for buck, has anyone had experience with them?

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=1125/ID=23671/SID=792036147/productdetails.html
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=1126/ID=23429/SID=794607260/productdetails.html

Another issue with this is most AM1 boards only have 2 SATA ports (I currently have 3 HDDs in my old box) although this should be easy to get around with a PCIe raid card off ebay.

I already have some DDR3 RAM and a modular PSU so no worries there.

What y'all think?

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  Reply # 1094814 24-Jul-2014 11:33
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OT: but how did you score free shipping on the elite 130? when I go to checkout it says shipping is $50 to nz (unless you're not in NZ?).   



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  Reply # 1094820 24-Jul-2014 11:41
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reven: OT: but how did you score free shipping on the elite 130? when I go to checkout it says shipping is $50 to nz (unless you're not in NZ?).   


I ordered a few hundred $ worth of stuff and asked nicely if they could waive the shipping as they had that free shipping promo a while back, and they did!

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