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Budget 200$ htpc

hi,

could any one please suggest me a combination of processor ,mobo and graphic card for a new htpc build under 200$...200$ is the approx budget for the entire rig. I already made a choice of 1gb ram and 300gb hd and need a case for around 50-60$

I already have a new PC which is an core i5 with 4 gigs of ram.. i m looking for an alternate to media players within 200$, which can play HD content to my Plasma
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  1. Honestly- that'll be really hard.

    Best bet is to get bare bones or refurbed OLD computer with PCI-e, and get a 60 dollar AMD card with Audio via HDMI.

    Thats my two cents!
  2. Roku + External HDD
  3. If you have a MicroCenter near you, then check out their AMD bundles. The MSI 785GM-P45 and X4 640 is an OK combo. The MSI board has integrated 4200 video which is sufficient for 1080 resolution and also has an HDMI output (audio and video). $100 will get you started with a MB+CPU, but you are probably not going to fit an entire PC in that $200 budget.

    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html
  4. sadams04 said:
    If you have a MicroCenter near you, then check out their AMD bundles. The MSI 785GM-P45 and X4 640 is an OK combo. The MSI board has integrated 4200 video which is sufficient for 1080 resolution and also has an HDMI output (audio and video). $100 will get you started with a MB+CPU, but you are probably not going to fit an entire PC in that $200 budget.

    http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html


    Thanks for your suggestions, i can stretch another 100$.. i just need a good combo enough to play blu ray discs flawlessly.. as i already have another PC i wont be using it for any other purposes except watching movies and video recording from Tv
  5. Blu-Ray playback on that 4200 chipset at 1080 resolution works just fine. With a $300 budget things change...

    1TB Samsung F3- $60. You can get the 500GB F3, but you will only save $10...
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340562

    4GB Patriot Sector 5 - $40 after rebate
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317833

    Blu-Ray Combo Drive - $60
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0326510

    mATX 350w Antec - $33
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371003&Tpk=antec%20power%20supply

    Case - ...on your own for what ever HTPC case works for you.
  6. Thanks all for your suggestions,

    There is a new entrant in the market AMD Fusion APU, check out this link

    Gigiabyte GA-E350N-USB3 AMD Fusion Motherboard


    perhaps i should wait for this !
  7. Best answer
    Rumored intro price on those new Fusion boards is $150. That's 1/2 your budget.
  8. Best answer selected by rocky_mystic.
  9. FWIW, latest I've heard is $110. No real source for that, just some random reading.
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