Solved HTPC Build Tags: New Build Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse rholdy123 August 10, 2011 12:10:04 AM Best answer selected by rholdy123. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>HTPC Build> Related ressources: ForumFirst HTPC build ForumHTPC build ForumFirst time HTPC build w/ NAS Advice ForumHTPC Build - First time ForumNew build : HTPC and occasional gaming for ForumFirst ITX/ HTPC Build . Missing anything? ForumMini-ITX HTPC /LAN Box Build ForumNeed some advice on new HTPC build ForumWant to build my mom a HTPC ForumNeed HTPC Build - Small but powerful ForumHTPC build v1.0 all comments/advice appreciated ForumHTPC build v1.0 all comments/advice appreciated ForumHTPC build ideas ForumFirst HTPC + Infinitv4 Build Advice ForumHTPC Build ForumHelp on my first HTPC build - $600 HTPC ForumNew XBMC HTPC Build ForumNeed Help. First HTPC Build Don't know where to begin ForumMy first build and it's an HTPC ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !