HTPC Build Review Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 7, 2012 5:28 AM in Systems Share surferdu February 1, 2012 9:41:34 PM Approximate Purchase Date: This week hopefully Budget Range: ~$500 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching movies, browsing internet, light gaming Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS, hard drive Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com, or other Country: US Current Parts: Parts list CPU AMD A6-3500 2.1GHz Triple-Core Processor $89.99 @ Newegg Motherboard Gigabyte GA-A75M-D2H Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg Memory Patriot Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $19.99 @ Microcenter Hard Drive Corsair Force Series 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $79.99 @ Newegg Case Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case $59.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $41.99 @ SuperBiiz Optical Drive Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $69.99 @ Newegg Total Prices include shipping and discounts when available. $436.93 Also, any remote/keyboard advice? Will I need a case fan? Thanks for the help. More about : htpc build review tlmck February 2, 2012 12:06:24 AM The SSD is really not necessary for such a build so you could save some money there. You should be fine without case fans, but if needed, I would get these. You'll want them blowing out, not in. The case supports up to 4, but two should be the max needed. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mshk0625 February 6, 2012 10:58:21 PM Hi, For the wireless mouse/keyboard, I'd like to recommend: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-In Multi-Touch Touchpad ~$40 link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DKZTMG/ref=oh_o01_... It's just about the size of a laptop keyboard, and it looks great but works even better. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hpdeskjet February 7, 2012 5:28:41 AM You could probably save money on the case/PSU by getting this: Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 430W Power Supply $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and use that money to get this: AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Edit: Actually, nevermind. You probably chose that case because it fits better in your space or something so maybe the Antec isn't a good choice after all. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Htpc gaming build please review Forum Review my HTPC build Forum Review my HTPC build , pretty please! Forum Please review $650 non-HD non-Gaming HTPC build Forum HTPC - Please Review my Build Forum New HTPC Build $400 i3, Nervous Please Review Forum Please review selections for new mid-range HTPC build Forum One Final Review of Budget HTPC Forum $600 HTPC build in need of review Forum New HTPC : Please review and comment... Forum HTPC Build Review Forum "Upper?" End HTPC Build - Parts Review Forum Review my HTPC build please! Forum NVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !