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HTPC Build

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=N82E16813157261

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Case
http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Aluminum-Steel-Computer-GD05B/dp/B0036WTDGQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1312075311&sr=1-3

DVD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

PSU
Wasn't sure, maybe 300w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086
or this on sale
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

HDD
500 gb, couldn't find the spinpoint on newegg, any recommendations?

Thanks for the help
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  1. Best answer
    Either power supply looks good, I would probably go with the bigger one since it's the same price.
  2. 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=N82E16813157260

    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=N82E16820231396

    go with this
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1312138084&sr=1-1

    for HTPC the A6 should be fine for 1080p HD playback

    No Blu Ray?
  3. There is nothing wrong with Via driver support, maybe back in the late 90's, but not today.
  4. Best answer selected by rholdy123.
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