Region-free HTPC build for $500-600 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 7, 2010 1:01 PM in Systems Share w113raf January 7, 2010 3:43:53 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of January 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $500-600 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: DVD > TV PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS (Ubuntu), case, power supply (Antec 300W Model: SL300S) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: No OVERCLOCKING: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Desired: 750+ GB HD (for 250 GB music collection, HDTV recording) 7.1 channel surround (output to 7.1 channel receiver) TV tuner Region-free DVD playback Relatively quiet Low energy consumption Any suggestions? Current thoughts: ZOTAC IONITX-D-E Intel Atom 330 Dual Core 1.6 GHz 441 NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo Retail $169.99 A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K Retail $88.99 Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $84.99 Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner 1213 PCI-Express x1 Interface Retail $149.99 More about : region free htpc build 500 600 Dougie Fresh January 7, 2010 3:50:09 AM Is this basically the same mobo except without Wifi and e-SATA but $30 cheaper (after rebate?) ZOTAC IONITX-G-E Intel Atom 330 (1.6GHz, dual-core) NVIDIA ION http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am not 100% sure but I noticed it. m 0 l w113raf January 7, 2010 3:59:38 AM And without the S/PDIF Out, but yeah. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dougie Fresh January 7, 2010 1:01:53 PM Yeah, just thought I'd point it out in case you didn't need the other stuff in the D-E. I thought I remembered this when I compared the two. Looks like the new Pinetrail based Atom boards are coming: http://www.zotacusa.com/. No idea when it'll show up in ION stuff though. Looks like what they have right now is GMA3150 based. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Any advice on HTPC Build? [$500-$600] Forum Critique/Recommendations for my ~$500-600 light gaming/htpc build Forum HTPC Build -- $500-600 Forum SolvedHelp me build a $500-600 PC. Forum Solved$500-600 gaming and streaming build? Forum Solved€500-600 PC gaming build - Ireland Forum Solved$500-$600 Build for a friend Forum SolvedLooking for a $500-$600 gaming pc build Forum Solvedgaming desktop pc build $500-600 next gen 2014 Forum Solvedgaming desktop build 500-600 2014 Forum Solvedgaming desktop pc build $500-600 2014 Forum SolvedBest gaming $500-600 Intel build Forum Solved[£500-£600] Final critique on gaming and daily use build Forum SolvedBest computer build for gaming ($500-600) Forum Solved500-600 Dollar gaming PC build, NEED HELP! Forum SolvedHelp looking for a pc build with a Radeon 7770 500-600 if possible or lower Forum SolvedGaming Build for $500-600 Forum SolvedLooking for a PC Build for $500-600 budget Forum SolvedGaming build $500-600 Forum Solved500-600$ gaming build(Including OS) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !