Building a New cheap quiet HTPC Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 11, 2009 4:26 AM in Systems Share rubberdown October 9, 2009 9:14:33 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: already started buying some parts ASAP BUDGET RANGE: Trying to keep it on the cheap while not buying complete garbage SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: dedicated HTPC PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, can buy local at altex and microcenter also COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: dont care OVERCLOCKING: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: want it to be QUIET Already have: Silverstone GD01S-MXR case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD 720X3 BE processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Windows Vista Ultimate Was looking at: Asus M4a78a-em motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Western Digital green 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Things I dont know about: Memory (DDR2 1066 of some sort is what I was thinkin) Small harddrive for OS Power Supply (I may run up to 5 internal HDs so I dunno how big I need) Anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks! More about : building cheap quiet htpc obsidian86 October 9, 2009 9:20:48 PM hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 800 ram will be fine shortstuff_mt October 9, 2009 9:45:25 PM +1 to the Samsung F3 drive and 400CX PSU. I would get a newer 785G since the onboard GPU is better. This board is actually less than the one you linked above: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $79.99 This RAM is very nice. Too bad the prices of DDR2 RAM are on the rise. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail $79.99 Related resources **Critique My Quiet Cheap Gaming HTPC Build ** - Forum [ New system build ] Quiet low-power HTPC - Forum NOOB seeking Sub $500 quiet HTPC build need expert advice - Forum Cheap HTPC for first time build - Forum CPU for quiet HTPC ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rubberdown October 10, 2009 3:28:13 PM So then here is what im seeing as the build after shopping it around, anyone see any problems? GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive SILVERSTONE Silver Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body GD01S-MXR ATX Media Center / HTPC Case (already have) AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor (already have) This is to get it up and running so I can troubleshoot it with my crestron system. I will be adding up to 4 WD Green 1TBs later for media storage. rubberdown October 11, 2009 4:26:22 AM look at this to order tomorrow... any thoughts anyone? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What's cheap -per-GB, quiet , cool, fast & big in that order? Forum Cheap HTPC , processor questions Forum looking for a relatively cheap HTPC build Forum Cheap HTPC build for appraisal Forum HTPC on the cheap Forum For a cheap HTPC Forum New HTPC Build ~300 bucks Forum Advice on building a new HTPC Forum Building a new HTPC Forum New build : HTPC and occasional gaming for Forum New HTPC - PSU too noisy! Forum Windows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change Forum [Solved] New board, CPU, and RAM please! Forum New Computer, Video edititing. Forum [Solved] Advise on a i5-750 Lynnfield system (First time building) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !