Newbie Htpc build First time Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 2, 2011 3:02 PM in Systems Share EoinMan December 2, 2011 12:52:15 PM 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: Dabs.ie Country: Ireland Parts Preferences: I would like an Intel Cpu. Overclocking:No SLI or Crossfire: No Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC Case SilverStone’s Grandia GD02 Optical Samsung BD-Combo (BD-ROM and DVD-RW) 12x SATA Black Drive Only MoBo Asus P8H67-M PRO LGA1155 Intel H67 DDR3 mATX CPU Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz LGA1155 3MB HDD Samsung 2TB SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG SATA3 32MB Hard Drive SSD 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 Thanks. More about : newbie htpc build time cutebeans December 2, 2011 3:02:54 PM 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst time gaming build by newbie. Really would appreciate input! Forum Solvedfirst time build for a newbie Forum SolvedAdvice! Hybrid HTPC/Gaming, First time build! Forum Solvednewbie first time ever build Forum SolvedFirst Time HTPC Build - Requesting Advice Forum A First-Time Newbie doing a Gaming PC Build, looking for opinions, pointers and to be nudged in the right direction. Forum SolvedComplete Newbie, first time building, how does my set up look? Forum SolvedFirst time htpc build Forum SolvedFirst Time Build - Gaming / Htpc Combo Forum Solved[First time build] ~$500 HTPC/mild-gaming build Forum SolvedNewbie’s First Time Build ($1200-$1400), Gaming) Forum SolvedFirst Time Build, Budget/HTPC Forum SolvedFirst Time Build - Need advice on Gamer/HTPC Forum SolvedCheap HTPC for first time build Forum SolvedFirst time build HTPC - Trouble choosing mobo and cpu Forum SolvedFirst time HTPC build for 1080 HD Output Forum SolvedFirst Time HTPC Build under $800 Forum Solved$900-1000 HTPC/General Use PC--First Time Build Forum First Time gaming/media/htpc build, picked out parts, but could use some confirmation and guidance Forum First Time HTPC Build: Need advise on budget build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !