Affordable HTPC to view/stream HD 1080p videos Tags: New Build Video HD Systems Last response: August 16, 2012 3:31 AM in Systems Share jooksingjai August 16, 2012 1:22:10 AM Hello All, I have never built a computer or a HTPC before but it seems like the cost efficient way to go. I need your expertise. Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: $300 - $350 (May push up to $400 if needed) System Usage from Most to Least Important: viewing HD 1080p content (ie. mkv video files), streaming HD videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc. Are you buying a monitor: No Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca Location: City, State/Region, Country - Toronto, Canada Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (40" LED 1080p 120Hz HD TV) Additional Comments: I would like it to be quiet. I won't need a DVD/Blu Ray player, mouse, or a keyboard. Will be connecting to the TV via HDMI. Why Are You Upgrading: I'm frustrated my PS3 cannot view .mkv video files and WD TV Live is crap. More about : affordable htpc view stream 1080p videos Outlander_04 August 16, 2012 2:39:13 AM AMD A4-3400 Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU $67 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ASRock A55M-HVS FM1 AMD A55 $81 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $35 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... SeaSonic SS-350ET Bronze 350W ATX12V $59 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... SILVERSTONE Grandia Series GD05B-USB3.0 $127 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Western Digital Caviar Green WD3200AZDX 320GB $60 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... any dvd drive $25 Prices are approximate and include shipping $454 There are cheaper cases , but most look to cheap You need an operating system too , and if you use windows that will cost you $100 . If you use Mythbuntu its a free download m 0 l obsama1 August 16, 2012 3:31:15 AM Case is like 1/4 of the budget. Too much. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... ^^^ Cheaper Silverstone case. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHTPC - 5.1 Audio and 1080p Video Forum SolvedCan Intel GMA HD handle 1080p videos? Forum Can integrated HD cards give you 1080P when watching videos ? Forum My TV won't play HD videos (1080p). Forum Solvedhow much 1080p hd video can i put on these dslr cameras? Forum Help me with a budget HTPC that plays HD 1080p... please? Forum SolvedDoes internal DVD burn 1080p HD video, or do I need blu ray? Forum Running 1080p videos on non-full HD monitors Forum Will 1GB suffice for play/edit/burn DVDs/upload full HD 1080p videos Forum SolvedGood yet cheap processor for adobe editing software and 1080p HD video. Forum XFX Radeon Hd 5670 htpc 1080p watching streaming tv Forum SolvedHD Video playback on HTPC Forum 1080p HD video file-audio not playing-Intel HD 2500 Forum SolvedBuilding an HTPC that must do HD video. 2500T or 2500S? Forum SolvedBest v1.0 PCI Express x16 Video Card for HTPC and HD Video Forum Can dell gx280 run full hd 1080p video Forum Play 1080p HD video on a 100$ net book with atom Forum HTPC Advice - HD Video/Audio via HDMI to Receiver Forum 2009 best video card for 1080p HD Forum Where can i download RAW AVCHD Video Samples at Full HD 1080p 17mps or Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !