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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Affordable HTPC Build Help Forum 5770 or 4670 for HTPC on 1080P TV Forum Help me with a budget HTPC that plays HD 1080p ... please? Forum HTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 Forum How many 1080p videos can go through a cat6 Forum XFX Radeon Hd 5670 htpc 1080p watching streaming tv Forum First time HTPC build for 1080 HD Output Forum PC for playing 1080p videos well? Forum FireGL X2-256t, good enough for 1080p HTPC ? Forum Recommended / Minimum requirements for full 1080p on htpc Forum Milkdrop at 1080p on new HTPC build? Forum HDMI 1080p TV vs PC monitor Forum Help with my htpc build (choppy 1080p playback) Forum HTPC Under 400 Forum Xfx 680 half price Forum Budget HTPC Forum Budget htpc build $500 Forum First HTPC Build, Will This Work ? Forum HTPC guides? Forum My first HTPC build sub 800$ Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !