Cheap HTPC build for appraisal Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 13, 2012 8:21 AM in Systems Share Mr Sworld February 12, 2012 8:24:52 AM Hello everyone, after my first PC build a couple of months ago (i5-2500K main machine) I'm now looking at a HTPC for the new 40" HD Flatscreen. My idea is as follows: Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 months Budget Range: £200 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching blurays, streaming video / audio, some internet surfing, no intensive gaming Parts Not Required: Case, PSU (Have salvaged a 400W Bronze certifed PSU from a old works computer), Large data HDD storage drive Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK websites Country: UK Parts Preferences: AMD Llano APU Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: HD 1080p Flatscreen Additional Comments: Quiet and using Ubuntu with xbmc At the moment I'm looking at: APU: AMD A4-3400 2.7Ghz FM1 ]http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-2-7GHz-Processor-Graphics-Controller/dp/B005IMJ18M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329041501&sr=8-1] Mobo: AsRock A75M-itx ]http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-A75M-ITX-AsRock-Motherboard/dp/B005JI5B9I/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1329041572&sr=1-1] RAM: 2x2GB 1600Mhz of 'Known Brand' memory Optical Drive: A Bluray Combo (Not bothered about burning Bluray discs) Storage Drive: I have a WD Green 2TB that already has musc, video and photos on it. I will be buying another one to set up a RAID1 system when HDD prices come back to a reasonable level. Boot Drive: A fast 'thumb' drive plugged into the USB headers on the mobo via an adaptor OS: Unbuntu on the thumb drive, with xbmc as the media software I will also be looking at a wireless keyboard, remote control and a Freeview or Freesat TV Card at some point in the future. I have a massive case from a CCTV system from work, way too big but it fits in with the AV kit. At some point the HDD's with be put into a NAS drive or Microserver system and a smaller case purchased. Any thoughts on this? Cheers. More about : cheap htpc build appraisal serialkiller February 12, 2012 8:37:27 AM the choice of processor is good mobo dont know but is also good Mr Sworld February 13, 2012 8:21:25 AM Bump... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCheap HTPC build help Forum SolvedCheap HTPC build Forum Solvednew HTPC build, cheap and low energy consumption. Forum SolvedLooking to build cheap htpc Forum SolvedHelp me build a cheap HTPC Forum SolvedCheap HTPC for first time build Forum SolvedVery Cheap ($200 - $250) HTPC Build Forum SolvedLooking for Advice on Cheap HTPC Build Forum SolvedCheap AMD HTPC Build - Which Power Supply? Forum SolvedComment on my choice for a cheap HTPC build Forum Hey Toms I want to build a cheap HTPC for streaming Netflix and storing music on Forum Cheap HTPC Build and Questions Forum Looking for help building a simple HTPC on the cheap Forum Could somebody build me a cheap HTPC? [250 euro] Forum HTPC & Server New Build & Upgrade - CHEAP! Forum HTPC Media Server Cheap Build Forum Need a cheap HTPC build Forum Cheap HTPC build Forum Cheap-O HTPC build Forum Appraisal of build: Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !