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,




DVD drive

Wasn't sure, maybe 300w
or this on sale

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

Thanks for the help
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    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.

    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

    go with this

    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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