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July 17, 2011 6:20:18 PM

Hello,doing my first build i want a media computer to hook up to my tv any suggestions on motherboard, cpu, memory, video card? i am not looking to spend tons of money any suggestions?

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July 17, 2011 6:48:40 PM

So what is your budget, and what country do you live in ?
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July 17, 2011 8:15:16 PM

usa looking to keep it under $1500
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July 17, 2011 8:21:32 PM

And so media pcs?
Are you referring to HTPCs?
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July 17, 2011 8:27:39 PM

yes he will be refering to htpcs

miller you can hook any new pc to a tv becasue almost all graphics cards now come with hdmi out

tell us what you want wether it is low power draw or whatever your looking for
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July 18, 2011 2:15:28 AM

im not to picky on the power draw i will be using it with the hdmi connection. we tend to watch a lot of movies on netflix and tend to download movies and i am just going to get a blue-ray drive. i am going to get a hd tv card for my cable as well.
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July 18, 2011 10:58:20 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 18, 2011 4:37:49 PM

millertimeinoh said:
im not to picky on the power draw i will be using it with the hdmi connection. we tend to watch a lot of movies on netflix and tend to download movies and i am just going to get a blue-ray drive. i am going to get a hd tv card for my cable as well.


Here's a nice HTPC I'm building my wife. It clocked in with shipping at little over $1000. I love the Lian Li Aluminum chassis and the Antec PSU is modular for a cleaner build. I also went with the Core i5-2400S because it has a lower TDP. (65w compared to others that are 95w).

Lian Li PC-C37B HTPC Chassis
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112186

Asus P8H67-M PRO mATX Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131711

Intel Core i5-2400S Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115075

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315

Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148321

Sony 5.25" Internal Blu-Ray Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118050

Antec TruePower TP-550 550W Module ATX power Supply 80+ Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116036

Let me know what you think.
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July 19, 2011 1:48:49 PM

thanks that's pretty much the stuff i am looking for just wasn't sure on a few of the things since i have never done a build before
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