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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

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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.
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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?
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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.
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August 10, 2011 12:10:04 AM

Best answer selected by rholdy123.
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