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 SolvedMy First Budget HTPC Build <$400. Details Inside/Input Needed! Forum SolvedBuilding a HTPC and other questions Forum SolvedHtpc\steam box build cooling questions Forum SolvedBudget HTPC build questions. Forum SolvedFirst build - budget Haswell HTPC - Questions Forum First gaming build, questions inside! Hoping to build next week Forum SolvedWill All of This Fit in HTPC (Silverstone GD08).. Top Gaming Inside Forum SolvedQuestion about building an HTPC Forum SolvedMy HTPC build... some questions before i buy Forum New HTPC Build - Questions Forum Building a HTPC, few questions Forum SolvedQuestion about building HTPC? Forum SolvedCan I use "CPU OPT" to power my top case fan? Additional fan questions inside... Forum HTPC build + general questions Forum SolvedSound card questions for HTPC Forum Cheap HTPC Build and Questions Forum SolvedCan't fit HDD inside.. building my computer live.. Forum SolvedWill my build be compatible with everything inside it? Forum Gaming rig and motherboard related .. a few questions inside.. Forum ~$500 HTPC i3 build questions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !