Building HTPC questions inside Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 23, 2009 3:44 AM in Systems Share seer37 June 22, 2009 11:29:39 PM Building an HTPC, my main requirements are as follows: Must be able to play back high definition files (mkv etc) in 1920x1080p. Must also be able to output 5.1/7.1 channel audio to my home theater receiver. Either over hdmi, or optical. What do you folks recommend for Process/Mobo. Also what would be a good video card for this? I already have the hard drives, but would like a case selection that would allow for 4+ internals. Would like to keep this under $600 if possible. More about : building htpc questions inside huron June 23, 2009 12:40:45 AM Honestly, I'd suggest you check out avsforums - they have a great section about building a HTPC and even have builds in various ranges. I don't think you'll have much issue playing back at 1080 - a 4670 would do it (can get it for $60 or so). Other than that, a decent motherboard and processor will do. I'm sure you can keep that well under $600. seer37 June 23, 2009 3:44:01 AM could an hdmi mb do it? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMy HTPC build ... some questions before i buy ForumBuilding a HTPC /Nas OS question ForumCheap HTPC , processor questions ForumNoob HTPC Questions ForumAftermarket heatsink for Asus HD 6670 inside HTPC ? ForumIdeas? Big VGA inside small case for media center PC ForumMy First Budget HTPC Build <$400. Details Inside /Input Needed! ForumHTPC Build ForumRe-organised the inside of my computer :D what do you think??? ForumQuestions about HTPC ForumHome built basic HTPC vs DELL 660s ForumWireless for HTPC ? (low profile PCI card or other solution) ForumMid level HTPC build - Need help picking out a CPU/Mobo & Case..please ForumPlease Rip My 1st HTPC Build ForumHTPC - Build Help Please Forum(Gaming) 23-24 inch Monitor? ForumAdvice for Budget HTPC build - CPU /MOBO? Forumbuilding a rig for entertainment ForumComments/Suggestions on Building 1000$ Gaming Rig. ForumHelp with building ~2000$ gaming system More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !