Building an HTPC: Tags: New Build Motherboards Systems Last response: April 16, 2010 7:02 PM in Systems Share oscargs April 16, 2010 6:28:56 PM Hello, I am going to build an HTPC system using a Gigabyte Motherboard GA-H55M-UD3 and Intel core i5 661 so I do not need a Graphics card. Is this OK? More about : building htpc rwpritchett a b V Motherboard April 16, 2010 6:43:20 PM The H55/H57 chipsets and Intel i3/i5's are perfect for HTPC use as long as they fit your budget. I can't find that model of motherboard on Gigabyte's website. Did you mean GA-H55-UD3H? If so, ensure that you really want an ATX rather than micro-ATX for your set up. Also, in my opinion the 661 is not worth the extra money for the slight increase on the GPU clock. An i3 or the i5 650 is perfectly good for HTPC use. m 0 l IH8U a b V Motherboard April 16, 2010 7:02:01 PM I'll probably get ripped for this, but the ATI chipsets from AMD are about the best you can get for an HTPC. Check out the 785G boards (they pass sound via the HDMI as well). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved[Replacing My Cable Box] Suggestions For Building an HTPC Forum SolvedBuilding a HTPC and other questions Forum SolvedBuilding an HTPC Gaming rig Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming/HTPC Box, want recommendations for components Forum SolvedBuilding a gaming/HTPC what do you guys think of these components? Forum SolvedBuilding Gaming HTPC.. Have I got this right? Forum SolvedBuilding a HTPC of sorts....high quality sound card matter for situation? Forum SolvedNew to HTPC and building first one. Need advice! Forum SolvedBuilding an HTPC for media Forum SolvedI'm building a budget HTPC. Which of the following cpu's is best Forum Help building HTPC from some spare parts Forum SolvedBuilding a HTPC. Forum SolvedQuestion about building an HTPC Forum Building budget htpc/gaming pc Forum SolvedHelp building htpc Forum SolvedWhich CPU for HTPC build? Forum SolvedHave a radeon 6850 in Gaming PC and Geforce 210 in box? Building HTPC? Forum Building HTPC Need Assistance Forum Solvedhelp me build an HTPC Forum SolvedOffice/HTPC build for parents Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !