APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 30 days
BUDGET RANGE: $200-$300 - as close to $200 as possible
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Watching HD video, web browsing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, speakers, optical drive, mouse, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 720p
I am looking to build a HTPC that will be primarily used for viewing HD video on my 50" 720p plasma. I would like to use it for web content (Hulu, etc) and HD rips of my bluray DVDs. So allI need is a good sized hard drive, mobo/cpu, case, and wifi connectivity.
It would be nice if I could find a mobo/cpu combo that has HDMI out that can play smooth 1080p files back and not have to add a GPU.