First Time HTPC Build Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: March 5, 2011 10:53 PM in Systems Share dan4patriots March 5, 2011 10:01:09 PM Approximate Purchase Date: anytime this week Budget Range: $600 (maybe more) System Usage from Most to Least Important: games (byond,halo), movies, streaming video Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, case (cm elite 341), dvd burner lightscribe Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: No Biostar, Asrock, ECS Overclocking: Doubt it SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920 X 1080 Additional Comments: would like to be quiet yet fast More about : time htpc build WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system March 5, 2011 10:22:28 PM Hello dan4patriots; Can you give more guidance on what games you play and what your gaming expectations are? Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 1155 65W Dual-Core CPU $130 BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard & RAM combo deal $145 Mushkin Enhanced Callisto 60GB SATA II SSD boot drive $135 G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 RAM SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD $90 ~about $500 to this point Video: Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics on the CPU - subject to change for gaming requirement. What kind of case do we need to fit a power supply into? Or does the case have a PSU already? If so how about listing the make and model Your DVD Your Case Your OS Who's Got Game? Twelve Sub-$200 CPUs Compared m 0 l WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system March 5, 2011 10:41:07 PM dan4patriots said:Parts Preferences: No Biostar, Asrock, ECS I just now noticed that 'no' m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system March 5, 2011 10:53:13 PM Head-to-head review of a couple of the usual contenders: Asus & Gigabyte Asus P8H67-M EVO & Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H Also available now: MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard $100 CORSAIR XMS3 4GB DDR3 1333 RAM $50 & $10 rebate + $5 off w/ promo code EMCKGKJ78, ends 3/7 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice! Hybrid HTPC/Gaming, First time build! Forum SolvedFirst Time HTPC Build - Requesting Advice Forum SolvedFirst time htpc build Forum SolvedFirst Time Build - Gaming / Htpc Combo Forum Solved[First time build] ~$500 HTPC/mild-gaming build Forum SolvedFirst Time Build, Budget/HTPC Forum SolvedFirst Time Build - Need advice on Gamer/HTPC Forum SolvedCheap HTPC for first time build Forum SolvedFirst time build HTPC - Trouble choosing mobo and cpu Forum SolvedFirst time HTPC build for 1080 HD Output Forum SolvedFirst Time HTPC Build under $800 Forum Solved$900-1000 HTPC/General Use PC--First Time Build Forum First Time gaming/media/htpc build, picked out parts, but could use some confirmation and guidance Forum First Time HTPC Build: Need advise on budget build Forum First Time Build $300 HTPC Forum final specs for first time htpc/gaming build Forum First time $1800 gaming/HTPC build Forum First time build HTPC Forum HTPC Build - First time Forum New HTPC build, First time Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !