HTPC Build

rholdy123

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Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: ~$400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, video streaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, microcenter

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: n/a

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Thinking A6 or A8 Apu,

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157261

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Case
http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Aluminum-Steel-Computer-GD05B/dp/B0036WTDGQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312075311&sr=1-3

DVD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

PSU
Wasn't sure, maybe 300w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086
or this on sale
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

HDD
500 gb, couldn't find the spinpoint on newegg, any recommendations?

Thanks for the help
 

jerreddredd

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Both as great PSU's.

GO with this MB for the Realtek ALC892 Sound Chip the driver support is better. VIA sound chip driver support sucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157260

Save money and get this RAM. you don't need DDR 3 1600 ram for HTPC. the MB only supports 1333 ram w/o OC in the Bios
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396

go with this
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1312138084&sr=1-1

for HTPC the A6 should be fine for 1080p HD playback

No Blu Ray?