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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rwpritchett Motherboard Expert 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. | Report abuse IH8U Motherboard Expert 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). | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Building an HTPC:> Related ressources: ForumBuilding a HTPC . ForumQuestion about building an HTPC ForumBuilding a htpc /gaming need help on displays.? ForumAdvice and info on building an HTPC ForumBuilding a budget gaming HTPC ForumHelp building htpc ForumBuilding a gaming htpc and I'm wondering what you think. ForumBuilding a new HTPC $400-$600 ForumHelp Building 5.1 surround HTPC ForumBuilding a 3D bluray HTPC ForumConsidering building HTPC , First time, help needed ForumNovice building powerful htpc , please help on components ForumNeed some help, building my first HTPC ForumBuilding an HTPC - Looking for general advice ForumFirst Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) Forum[Solved] Building a New HTPC - Parts List (Suggestions/Improvements?) ForumFirst time building htpc ForumNeed help building HTPC ForumBuilding Gaming/HTPC $700 Budget Forum[Solved] Building a new budget HTPC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !