Sorry for the delay since my last post. There was a personnal situation I needed to deal with during the past couple of weeks; however, everything's fine now.
After all, I chose theses parts
, following your advice. So, the nMEDIA 1000B case which allows me to get the Seasonic S12II 380W PSU. Before pulling the trigger, I'd like to verify a few things with you.
First of all, PC Part Picker flags two problems with this configuration:
1. "ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the nMEDIAPC HTPC 1000B HTPC Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports."
2. "Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Ivy Bridge CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum."
Regarding the first potential problem, if I connect the USB3 headers from the motherboard in the USB2 front panel ports, will it work? If yes, will it work as USB2 or USB 3?
About the second potential problem, I'm a little bit more worried. If the RAM works at a reduced clock rate, will this affect it's performance? Also, do I need to configure something to reduce it's clock rate or is it going to be done automatically? Moreover, if the RAM works at a voltage greater than the Intel recommendation, is this a problem? In any case, should I look for other RAM sticks?
Also, as I want to try and see if wireless would work for streaming from my other computer, is this wireless card
going to be compatible with my build?
Finally, does the Seasonic S12II 380W come with a power cord? I know some PSU don't come with one, and I didn't manage to find this information for the PSU i chose.
Any other thoughts about my configuration are more than welcome! ; )
Thanks everyone for your help and your time. I'm eager to strat building my HTPC. Order is complete from different marchants, only need your green light to go ahead and buy!