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January 4, 2012 4:11:11 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to build a budget PC. Not for gaming. Typically web browsing and video stream of Netflix, etc. I also want to put in a TV Tuner card to record over the air HD shows.

here is the system I'm thinking about:

Thermaltake VM34521W2U V4 Black Edition Mid Tower Gaming Case with 450W power supply ($60)

ECS A75F-A AMD A Series Motherboard ($60 after rebate)

A4 or A6 APU ($65 to $90 range) (Not sure which one, figured the A4-3300 would be fine at $65).

DDR3 8GB 1600MHz Dual Memory HYPERX T1 (2x4GB) ($25 after rebate)

Figured a 1TB, 7200 RPM, SATA hard drive for ($76).

Will be running Windows 7 (64 bit). Using an existing DVD Lightscribe burner and a 15-1 media reader drive.
I would like to stream the recorded shows to my PS3 and watch on 42" 1080i TV. I will be getting a 19 or 20" monitor also from my brother in law.
My biggest question is if the memory will work with the motherboard.

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January 4, 2012 4:46:14 PM

In your motherboard specifications memory at 1866 Mhz can run without overclock and 2133 with overclock. Normally , yes that memory should be good on your mobo.
January 4, 2012 4:49:12 PM

ok thanks
That is what I thought but it wasn't listed on the ECS website
a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2012 4:50:27 PM

There is no reason to overclock a rig that will be used for HTPC / media purposes. Any new build is more than sufficient and has plenty of power.

For reference...

MB - ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 A75 - $70
CPU - AMD A8-3850 FM1 with HD 6550D - $135
CPU Cooler - Scythe SCSK-1100 Low Profile - $35
MEM - Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $24 after MIR
HD - Samsung F4 2TB - $180
OPTICAL - LG Black 12X BD-RW - $60 after MIR
TV Tuner - Hauppauge Dual Tuner - $110 after MIR
PSU - CORSAIR CX430 - $30 after MIR
CASE - Silverstone HTPC - $60