Newbie Htpc build First time

Hey first time post on the forum so be nice im new to building pc's and thought I would start off with a Htpc.

Approximate Purchase Date: This Weekend

System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies and streaming films running XBMC and ripping films.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Ireland

Parts Preferences: I would like an Intel Cpu.


SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC

SilverStone’s Grandia GD02

Samsung BD-Combo (BD-ROM and DVD-RW) 12x SATA Black Drive Only

Asus P8H67-M PRO LGA1155 Intel H67 DDR3 mATX

Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz LGA1155 3MB

Samsung 2TB SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG SATA3 32MB Hard Drive

OCZ Technology 60GB Vertex Plus Series SATA 3Gb/s 2.5

What I cant seem to get right is the psu and ram i just dont know how or what I should be aiming for.

As for a video card i wont be buying one till i get a new tv and that wont be for a while so i'll leave that out.

Any help would be much appreciated

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  1. Hello my friend. It would be better if you get an AMD Llano build.

    With an AMD Llano build, you won't need to buy a graphics card since its graphics card is more than enough for the HTPC and the price of the CPU and motherboard is alot CHEAPER.

    If you really want to stick with a intel build though.

    Get an i3-2120 < Better onboard graphics card HD 3000.

    Get an H61 motherboard. The cheapest would be an asrock H61 motherboard.

    you need ram too. A G.skill 4gb ram would be more than enough.
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