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Please rate my Cable replacement HomeBuild.

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December 17, 2012 3:10:24 PM

After extensive research and a few posts for ideas I have decided to build my first HTPC. I am looking to build a quiet HTPC to replace my cable subscription. I have 4 tvs at home and one desktop computer running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Approximate Purchase Date: over time but final build by March (2013)

Budget Range: 500-800 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching and recording HD & SD cable TV, Watching DVDs/Blurays, Watching Web Content (Netflix, Hulu) Web Browsing

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or newegg.com
Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (LG 42 in PLASMA 3D TV)

Additional Comments: It needs to be quiet and use less power. I'd use a mouse and keyboard and a remote.


AMD A4-3300 APU
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A4-3300- [...] B005IMJ1BE

ASRock A75M-HVS FM1
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-MB-A7 [...] 081&sr=1-1

Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz DDR3 4 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1600 [...] 113&sr=1-6

Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe Card
http://www.amazon.com/Ceton-Infini [...] 512&sr=1-1

WD Caviar Green WD20EARX
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digi [...] 221&sr=1-1

Ultra X4 ULT40276
http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-X4-Mic [...] 239&sr=1-1

Windows 7
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Prem [...] B004Q0PT3I

Windows 7 MCE PC Remote Control
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Cont [...] 543&sr=1-2
December 17, 2012 4:19:34 PM

You’re not going to be happy with the FM1 A4. Go with an FM2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.
Likewise with an FM2 motherboard.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55

I guess you have a home theater case you like already.

Rosewill has a nice fanless power supply: But it’s a budget buster @150.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I’d go with this one: its quiet and I own it, very stable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49
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