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 AMD HTPC Build Cyberpower PC Syber Vapor need advice - Forum HTPC Build, looking for the answers... - Forum low budget htpc build - Forum Need build advice on first build - HTPC - Forum Advice needed - HTPC / Gaming Build for a friend - 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 SolvedIs this a good HTPC build? Forum SolvedG3258 mini-ITX HTPC build need cooler. Forum 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 SolvedBudget HTPC Build Needed Forum SolvedThoughts on the new HTPC build Forum SolvedFirst HTPC Build. What do you think of my plan? Any recommendations for something different? Forum SolvedLooking for feedback on HTPC build Forum SolvedNeeds Second Opinion on This HTPC/Gaming Build Forum SolvedRate my HTPC Build Forum SolvedHTPC build suggestions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !