Solved HTPC Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 10, 2011 12:10 AM in Systems Share rholdy123 July 31, 2011 2:13:34 AM Approximate Purchase Date: This week Budget Range: ~$400 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, video streaming Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, microcenter Country of Origin: usa Parts Preferences: n/a Overclocking: no SLI or Crossfire: no Monitor Resolution: 1080p Thinking A6 or A8 Apu, Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Aluminum-Steel-Comput... DVD drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU Wasn't sure, maybe 300w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or this on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD 500 gb, couldn't find the spinpoint on newegg, any recommendations? Thanks for the help More about : htpc build Best solution jonfleck88 July 31, 2011 5:27:55 PM Either power supply looks good, I would probably go with the bigger one since it's the same price. Share jerreddredd July 31, 2011 6:58:10 PM Both as great PSU's. GO with this MB for the Realtek ALC892 Sound Chip the driver support is better. VIA sound chip driver support sucks. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Save money and get this RAM. you don't need DDR 3 1600 ram for HTPC. the MB only supports 1333 ram w/o OC in the Bios G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 $27 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... go with this http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H... for HTPC the A6 should be fine for 1080p HD playback No Blu Ray? m 0 l Related resources low budget htpc build - Forum Need build advice on first build - HTPC - Forum Advice needed - HTPC / Gaming Build for a friend - Forum Is this a good HTPC build? - Forum G3258 mini-ITX HTPC build need cooler. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geekapproved July 31, 2011 7:22:06 PM There is nothing wrong with Via driver support, maybe back in the late 90's, but not today. m 0 l rholdy123 August 10, 2011 12:10:04 AM Best answer selected by rholdy123. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMediacenter, PlayStation & XBOX in one HTPC? I need advice, feedback regarding the technical + my build! Forum SolvedWhich CPU for HTPC build? Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum SolvedFirst build - I want a HTPC Forum Solvedhelp me build an HTPC Forum SolvedOffice/HTPC build for parents Forum SolvedNeeds Second Opinion on This HTPC/Gaming Build Forum SolvedHTPC build suggestions Forum SolvedNew HTPC Build needs input Forum SolvedHtpc build power Forum SolvedHTPC Build Recommendations Forum Solved(ask) HTPC build . Forum SolvedAMD HTPC Build / A10-7850K too hot? Forum SolvedFirst HTPC Build Forum Solvedbudget htpc build for pc gaming & emulation Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !