HTPC from scratch Tags: New Build Hardware Servers Systems Last response: May 14, 2010 12:01 AM in Systems Share oddsrule May 11, 2010 10:00:11 PM Hello, I'm completely lost when it comes to selecting hardware. I'm trying to build a system which will primarily server as an HTPC, but I would also like to use it as a test VM server. What is a good motherboard/CPU pair to start off with? Thanks More about : htpc scratch | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rwpritchett May 11, 2010 10:49:11 PM Please follow the format in the sticky: *How To Ask For New Build Advice* Then we can help you out. | Report abuse erick81 May 12, 2010 2:49:14 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I love both of these for a solid HTPC and very good for virtualization. | Report abuse eloric May 14, 2010 12:01:34 AM Not bad choices - won't need a separate GPU, since it is integrated. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>HTPC from scratch> Related ressources: ForumHTPC /home theatre from Scratch ForumAluminum Case From Scratch ? ForumProblems with new htpc and hdtv displaying negitive colours. ForumAdvice? File Server / HTPC with 8 HDDs Forum*How To Ask For New Build Advice* ForumMini-ITX HTPC /LAN Box Build ForumHTPC : what to salvage from previous build? ForumGaming: Upgrade Dell XPS 8300 i7... or build from scratch ? ForumNeed advice on an HTPC ForumHTPC Configuration Strategy Help ForumYet another HTPC build ForumHow to get audio from my HTPC to TV ForumNeed advice on new HTPC build, AVCHD editing ForumOverclocking for htpc /avchd i5 3750k ForumNeed advice on new HTPC build, AVCHD editing Forum~$800 from scratch for gaming ForumBuilding PC's from scratch - may I please ask for opinions and help? ForumWindows won't boot after Motherboard/CPU/RAM change ForumNew HTPC / Gaming Forum[Solved] What graphic card do I need for a HTPC hooked up to a 42 inch 1080p lcd More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !