Any advice on budget HTPC Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 14, 2012 7:30 PM in Systems Share johnhowell08 March 14, 2012 7:07:25 PM Approximate Purchase Date: this week Budget Range: (400-600) After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: (HTPC) Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com) Country: (USA) Parts Preferences: by brand or type (NONE) Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080) Additional Comments: (I would like it to play 3D Blu-Ray with 7.1 Dolby True HD and DTS-HD MA) Rosewill RRC-126 Windows 7 Certified Media Center Infrared Remote Control with Netflix Function Item #: N82E16880101002 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM Item #: N82E16827136241 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820148441 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC Steel 7K09BBA30FNRX Micro ATX Media Center 300W Power Supply / HTPC Case Item #: N82E16811121100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM Item #: N82E16832116986 ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Item #: N82E16813157260 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX Item #: N82E16819103942 AMD Performance Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AP34G1608U1K Item #: N82E16820103007 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Total $572.92 More about : advice budget htpc jmsellars1 March 14, 2012 7:13:12 PM Looks OK to me, you could probably drop it down to an A6-3500 and an A55 board and it you wouldn't even notice the difference in performance though. m 0 l johnhowell08 March 14, 2012 7:15:29 PM jmsellars1 said:Looks OK to me, you could probably drop it down to an A6-3500 and an A55 board and it you wouldn't even notice the difference in performance though. The A55 board does not support 7.1 audio. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jmsellars1 March 14, 2012 7:30:52 PM Ah, fair enough. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Advice on Budget HTPC/Media Server Build Forum advice on htpc first budget build Forum Need advice on a HTPC/Gaming (Steam) build with a $750 Budget Forum SolvedNeed advice to build budget microATX HTPC $800-900 Forum SolvedLow Budget HTPC - seeking general advice Forum SolvedNeed Advice on Budget HTPC Forum SolvedNeed Advice On a budget HTPC build Forum SolvedNEED ADVICE ON BUDGET HTPC PLEASE..... Forum very low budget HTPC build, advice needed Forum Mini-itx motherboard for HTPC/NAS on a budget advice please Forum Advice on Budget Build HTPC + Plex Server (all in one) Forum Need advice on budget HTPC Forum $450 Hardware Budget HTPC Build Advice (First time builder) Forum Advice on budget htpc Forum Need Advice on Budget HTPC Forum Advice on budget HTPC Forum "Need Advice on Budget HTPC" Forum Advice on budget htpc build Forum Advice for first build: budget HTPC Forum Need Advice on Budget HTPC/Web Machine Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !