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Any advice on budget HTPC

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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



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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.
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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.
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March 14, 2012 7:30:52 PM

Ah, fair enough.
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