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So you're not doing any RAID of any type?

PS I'm guessing you're in Ireland from the links

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There should be no real reason to setup raid for an HTPC. Maybe raid 1 rather than 0 for redundancy for the file server side. 0 will just complicate things further for you. If you wanted to save a little bit on that you could also go with 8gb for watching video and a few files being served unless you think you will have a lot of computers hitting it at once for data but then you probably want to change other things too. 

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Raid 0 was originally for pure speed (and zero redundancy), but with an SSD it's not necessary to use RAID 0.

I mentioned RAID in case you needed some redundancy with the file server.

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2 hours ago, jelske123 said:

This is a good point about redundancy, would getting ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING for a mobo be overkill? https://www.elara.ie/productdetail.aspx?productcode=ECE4484475

 

I might get the 8gb for RAM, there is always a spare slot to upgrade later: https://www.elara.ie/productdetail.aspx?productcode=MMEJ153831 👍

 

That board is asolutely overkill for the purpose. That 8gb will be fine. 

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PSU in that case is junk go with this one instead while not top quality at least it is 80 plus bronze certified.

In Win Chopin Black Mini-ITX Case, 150W PSU

 

I would probably also go with

2200G

B450 I

2x4GB 3000c15

Intel 660P 1TB

 

But without knowing exactly what tasks it will be doing I am just guessing your requirements.

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Does this give you any ideas about what you really want?

 

 

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If you only want up to one HDD and m.2 SSD you could go with a NUC8I5 it will be smaller still and use less power.

 

A NVME SSD and lower latency RAM will give the system a little more zip and not cost much extra which is why I suggested the 660P above as for sodimm that would be Hyper X Impact 2400 cl14.

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