APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By September this year (doesn't really matter when and can wait for sales on items) BUDGET RANGE: As cheap as possible SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: watching flash videos, DivX, video's stored on the hard drive, web browsing, blu-ray in the future...normal kind of stuff. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I use a combination of Newegg.ca, Tigerdirect.ca and pccyber.com PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference OVERCLOCKING: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like a small form computer to attach to my 40" TV to use as a HTPC. Basically don't need it to do much, just work. May add a blu-ray player at a later date. May also like to add a TV Tuner and have PVR Function if that doesn't cost too much.
The machine just needs to be able to get the job done and be as cheap as possible. Doesn't need to be amazingly fast or anything.
Here is kind of what I was thinking so far...I'd like you opinions on the build and if you have any suggestions for making it cheapr but still functional.
Oh geez, didn't even realize that was a micro ITX case!!! whoops lol thanks for that!
Ok editing my main thing now!
Thanks for the suggestion rwpritchett! I like the case. I'm trying to do as cheap as possible so unless there is a huge advantage going from DDR2 to DDR3 (do you think there is?) then I'd rather save the $15 extra it would cost, I'll have to keep my eye out for sales though!
I'm not quite sure what you mean by unlocked the semprons second core, but a dual core Athlon II isn't that big of a difference...gah! So many choices.
What do you guys think of something a bit more like the edited version?
Oh, also I'm right to assume that Audio and Video comes out of the HDMI right?
I do plan on having it hooked up to a surround sound system (a bit of an older one)...but wouldn't it already output in surround sound? I'm definitely not an audiophile so as long as it sounds ok and has surround sound I'd be ok with that!
Besides, wouldn't the PC output it in some sort of surround format? As far as I know any computer with 8 channel audio can do that...no?