Need CPU/MB suggestion for basic HTPC Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 23, 2012 12:00 PM in Systems Share skaughtz March 22, 2012 4:59:48 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Next week. Budget Range: Minimum possible (need=capability). System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet browsing, music, Blu Ray movies. Parts Not Required: All. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/Amazon Country: U.S. Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None. Overclocking: No. SLI or Crossfire: No. Monitor Resolution: Unsure. 42" Plasma. Additional Comments: Building for the wife to use as an HTPC on livingroom television. Web, Youtube, music, Blu Ray. No modern gaming (maybe Age of Empires 2 or Everquest rarely). Components already purchased: Case - Silverstone ML03B SSD (for OS) - Crucial M4 64GB HDD - Samsung 1TB Ram - 4GB GSkill... either 1x4GB or 2x2GB depending on MB. Optical drive - LG Blu Ray PSU - Antec EA-380D GPU - GeForce 6600GT pulled from old dust-collector. Would prefer not to use any GPU unless needed. More about : cpu suggestion basic htpc sosofm March 22, 2012 6:20:34 PM For HTPC and light gaming this is the best and cheap option. MOBO : BIOSTAR A75MH FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU : AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... TOTAL : $149.98 You don't need video card because is integrated in the processor DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D m 0 l rwpritchett March 23, 2012 12:00:48 PM Fellow Tom's member ErniePotts posted a lot of the exact parts you listed for sale in the classified section. Might get a good deal on some slightly used stuff. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/103341-8-selling-htpc... Oh, and I totally agree. Do not use that old 6600GT. Use bundled video or get a newer card. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHTPC/Media Server/Basic Gaming - Need Some Suggestions for Build Forum SolvedTrying to build a very basic, but rock solid desktop/htpc that I can upgrade as my needs change. Forum SolvedWhat to upgrade? CPU+MB or PSU? Suggestions please! Forum Solved$500 basic computer, need suggestions Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum My Personal HTPC Build (Need Suggestions) Forum SolvedNeed suggestions for HTPC Forum Cpu/mb upgrade suggestions for futureproof system Forum Basic HTPC First Build Help Forum HTPC/Gaming Build - Need Case Suggestions Forum SolvedHTPC $600-$1,000. Need shopping list/tutorial suggestions. Forum SolvedVery basic HTPC GFX card help Forum SolvedCPU suggestion for budget HTPC (lowpower!?) Forum SolvedNeed help with a basic shell script Forum Need cpu/mb advice plz :)/ Forum Need help on CPU/MB Forum SolvedCan anyone suggest a basic build for my boss? Forum SolvedNeed advice on HTPC Graphics Card for $100 or less. Forum SolvedNeed suggestion for GPU within <= $200 budget. Forum SolvedG3258 mini-ITX HTPC build need cooler. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !