My first HTPC build - how does this look? Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: July 9, 2012 1:31 AM in Systems Share Keith483 July 8, 2012 7:00:45 PM This is my first HTPC build - will be used mostly just for HD streaming and Blu-ray. Can you guys check out my setup and let me know if you have any suggestions or anything I should change before I order? MOBO - BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345) - $59.99 CPU - AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core Desktop APU (]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103951]) - $79.99 RAM - Already have 4GB at home HD - Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136783]) - $116.99 Optical - ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247) - $52.99 PSU - RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W Modular (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028) - $39.99 Case - SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC Grandia Series GD05B (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163166 - $89.99 TOTAL = $439.94 Thanks for any help! More about : htpc build batuchka a b B Homebuilt system July 8, 2012 11:28:35 PM Keith483 said: MOBO - BIOSTAR A880GZ AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138345) - $59.99 CPU - AMD A6-3500 Llano 2.1GHz (2.4GHz Max Turbo) Socket FM1 65W Triple-Core Desktop APU (]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103951]) - $79.99 Thanks for any help! No can do - that AM3+ board is incompatible with the FM1 chip so hit a FM1 board such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... T-Series also almost always good OC budget boards (if that is relevant) Also for PSU - get a nice 80+ bronze unit such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Lastly a suggestion to control the HPTC from your sofa ^^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2-4G-2-4Ghz-iPazzPort-Googl... ScrewySqrl a b B Homebuilt system July 8, 2012 11:46:53 PM one other note: is your 4GB at home DDR-3? if not, you want to get some Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer deadlockedworld a b B Homebuilt system July 9, 2012 1:31:20 AM +1 to above sugestions. The rear exhaust PSU will work better in a flat HTPC case than a bottom exhaust one. Since the HTPC will run a lot, efficiency in this unit matters to reduce heat, cost, etc. Also please note that your Blue-ray player is OEM. This means you may need to purchase additional software to actually play blue-rays disks. (It doesn't seem intuitive to me either) I have and love this - note that it comes with cyberlink software. The mirror finish on the front is also much classier looking in the living room. You might find it cheaper somewhere else --I just googled. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-12XReadable-DVD-Writable-... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst PC/ HTPC . Does this setup look ok to you guys? Forum1st Time HTPC Build - How does this look ? ForumHTPC - How does this look ? ForumBuilding my first HTPC , what to look for? ForumLook over my new HTPC build ? ForumFirst HTPC + Infinitv4 Build Advice ForumFirst ITX/ HTPC Build . Missing anything? ForumNew HTPC build , First time ForumFirst build ever (3d, bluray htpc ) ForumFirst build "ultimate HTPC " (gaming/surfing/movies/dvr) ForumCheap HTPC for first time build ForumFirst build home office/ HTPC ForumHow does this setup look for a gaming rig [ First ever build ] ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumHelp a first timer with building a PC ForumRate this gaming rig please! ForumLooking from some advice on a build ForumIs this a good budget gaming build for £350/$500 ForumBuild advice before buying (2800 €) ForumNew build worked fine for two weeks but now won't boot More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !