Need a cheap HTPC build Tags: Build Cases Systems Product Displays Last response: May 16, 2012 11:58 PM in Systems Share slomo4sho May 8, 2012 2:08:00 AM Budget= $400 (lower the better) What I already have: display, os, case. Need: everything else More about : cheap htpc build James McKeane May 10, 2012 1:02:23 AM 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) m 0 l slomo4sho May 10, 2012 4:48:19 AM 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? m 0 l Related resources Cheap HTPC build help - Forum Cheap HTPC build - Forum new HTPC build, cheap and low energy consumption. - Forum Looking to build cheap htpc - Forum Help me build a cheap HTPC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Smeg45 May 10, 2012 4:51:05 AM 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. m 0 l slomo4sho May 16, 2012 11:58:38 PM I plan on using a GT 240 instead of onboard graphics since I already have the card. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 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 SolvedG3258 mini-ITX HTPC build need cooler. Forum SolvedMediacenter, PlayStation & XBOX in one HTPC? I need advice, feedback regarding the technical + my build! Forum HTPC (On the Cheap). Need input or recommendations Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum Need advice on cheap motherboard and CPU for HTPC Forum Cheap HTPC Build and Questions Forum Need a CHEAP Htpc Forum SolvedNeed a good, cheap case for my build Forum Looking for help building a simple HTPC on the cheap Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !