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Trying to make a part list for a HTPC, need advice please

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March 1, 2014 2:16:50 PM

Hey guys so my dad and I have decided to move away from cable tv. We want to build a HTPC that we can run netflix, hulu, movies, and local tv channels through. We have an antenna for all local channels so we will also be getting a tv tuner card for the tv guide and dvr features, that we will connect to the antenna. Also we will be using Windows 7 along with Windows Media Center. I have built one pc before, but to be honest it was so long ago I no longer remember hardly anything about it. Any advice you can give me about the build I have linked below would by a lot of help. I would like to cut all unnecessary expenses. Here is the build I have came up with so far:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cjam93/saved/3V49


One last question I had was if this tv tuner card would work well with the rest of the build? We have been looking at this one:

http://tv-tuner-card-review.toptenreviews.com/hauppauge...

Thanks for all the help!

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March 2, 2014 2:56:06 PM

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March 2, 2014 3:02:29 PM

Bad value for the money with that build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2130 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.74 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.00 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC HTPC-KT28B HTPC Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $298.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 18:12 EST-0500)
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March 12, 2014 9:04:09 AM

StarBG said:
Bad value for the money with that build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2130 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($72.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.74 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.00 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC HTPC-KT28B HTPC Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $298.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 18:12 EST-0500)




Hey man thank you for the post. I went ahead and ordered the build you recommended. However I am having a problem, the power supply seems to be to big to fit into the case.
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March 12, 2014 10:54:53 AM

StarBG said:
Can you return it? This PSU is extra small and should not have any problem 12,5cm x 10cm x 6,2cm (5x4x2,5) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fsp-group-power-supply-fsp...



I might be able to. It took a little while for all the different parts to come in so I am not sure. Sorry to bother you but I have one more question. I went ahead and did the build anyways. I thought I may be able to just sit the psu on the outside of the case since it will be behind the tv and not visible anyways. I did an external build first and the fans and all turned on. So I went ahead and installed everything into the case. Now when I plug it up to the tv through hdmi, I can not get any type of picture on the tv. It is a Samsung LCD. I get the No Signal message on the tv when the two are plugged up. However all the fans on the PC turn on when I power it up, but I can not get a picture on the tv. I also tried this with a DVI as well and I got the same message. What should I do?
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March 12, 2014 12:16:13 PM

About this problem I dont have an idea. Maybe you can make a post on the forum about it.
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March 12, 2014 5:31:12 PM

StarBG said:
About this problem I dont have an idea. Maybe you can make a post on the forum about it.


Alright no problem, thanks!
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