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September 20, 2013 5:50:32 PM

Hi everyone,

I need some help with putting together a HTPC. I really want to ditch my cable box dvr.

Here's a list of what I want the media center to do.
- Record 4-6 cable shows
- Watch movies and shows at 1080 - Netflix / DVD and Blu-rays
- Power efficient because it will be on 24/7
- Browse the internet
- Not really going to game on it. Just record and watch TV
- Cost between $500-$800

Does anyone have suggests on what parts I should get? I really appreciate the help!

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September 20, 2013 8:05:49 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Silverstone ML04B HTPC Case ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $593.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 23:04 EDT-0400)

If you want a bit more performance: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax78...
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September 23, 2013 8:24:44 PM

mastrom101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Silverstone ML04B HTPC Case ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $593.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 23:04 EDT-0400)

If you want a bit more performance: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax78...


Hi mastrom101,
Thanks for the fast reply and help! Do you think the i5 would be over kill for a htpc? Would a i3 be better?
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September 24, 2013 2:20:01 PM

The i5 is a bit overkill, but it will last you much longer than an i3. I say it's worth it.
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