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Im planning to build an htpc this month and need to know which parts i need.

I need a cpu/gpu that can use madvr/svp/etc without a problem when playing 1080p files.

would like it quiet not too loud, also small form.

Oh and budget somewhere between 500-900. the cheaper the better. thank you
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  1. anyone with some htpc knowledge want to lend a hand?
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Zotac A75ITX-B-E Mini ITX FM1 Motherboard ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: I/O Magic IBD1 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $510.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 23:26 EDT-0400)


    the 3850 isn't the most modern CPU, but it is plenty of power for your needs, 1080P playback is easily done
  3. ScrewySqrl said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Zotac A75ITX-B-E Mini ITX FM1 Motherboard ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: I/O Magic IBD1 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $510.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 23:26 EDT-0400)


    the 3850 isn't the most modern CPU, but it is plenty of power for your needs, 1080P playback is easily done

    Thank you very much! I didnt except it to be just over $500. Thanks again.
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