Need a cheap HTPC build

Budget= $400 (lower the better)

What I already have: display, os, case.

Need: everything else
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  1. slomo4sho said:
    Budget= $400 (lower the better)

    What I already have: display, os, case.

    Need: everything else
    $363 at Newegg after mail in rebates.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $343.92
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-09 21:01 EDT-0400)
  2. Would like a BlueRay drive and a wireless NIC. The i3 seems like a little overkill.

    This is my first htpc build so anything else I would need?
  3. i3 pointless. Get a Celeron G540, I''ll be building my HTPC around it, also get a H77 board, H61 are obsolete and no HDMI output.
  4. I plan on using a GT 240 instead of onboard graphics since I already have the card.
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