Media computer build

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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  1. So what is your budget, and what country do you live in ?
  2. usa looking to keep it under $1500
  3. And so media pcs?
    Are you referring to HTPCs?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  7. 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.
  8. 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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