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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedplease review my HTPC build Forum SolvedHtpc gaming build please review Forum Solved+1 Newb Htpc Build for review Forum Solved$600 HTPC build in need of review Forum SolvedNew HTPC Build $400 i3, Nervous Please Review Forum Solved(Build Review) Building HTPC Forum Community Review of my Gaming/HTPC Build Forum Review my 2014 entry level htpc / light gaming build Forum Review my HTPC build Forum Please review selections for new mid-range HTPC build Forum HTPC - Please Review my Build Forum "Upper?" End HTPC Build - Parts Review Forum HTPC Build Review Forum Review my HTPC build please! Forum Review my HTPC build, pretty please! Forum Please review $650 non-HD non-Gaming HTPC build Forum SolvedReview Help for HTPC Components List Forum SolvedOne Final Review of Budget HTPC Forum Solvedhelp me build an HTPC Forum SolvedOffice/HTPC build for parents Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !