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. 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). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building a HTPC . Forum Question about building an HTPC Forum Building a htpc /gaming need help on displays.? Forum Advice and info on building an HTPC Forum Building a budget gaming HTPC Forum Help building htpc Forum Building a gaming htpc and I'm wondering what you think. Forum Building a new HTPC $400-$600 Forum Help Building 5.1 surround HTPC Forum Building a 3D bluray HTPC Forum Considering building HTPC , First time, help needed Forum Novice building powerful htpc , please help on components Forum Need some help, building my first HTPC Forum Building an HTPC - Looking for general advice Forum First Gaming PC- Help Wanted :) Forum [Solved] Building a New HTPC - Parts List (Suggestions/Improvements?) Forum First time building htpc Forum Need help building HTPC Forum Building Gaming/HTPC $700 Budget Forum [Solved] Building a new budget HTPC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !