Solved Rate this HTPC Build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: January 22, 2013 4:17 PM in Systems Share wrathofcow January 22, 2013 12:56:39 PM As the title states, let me know what you think about this combo for a HTPC build, both in terms of functionality and price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... Thank you! More about : rate htpc build Aristotelian January 22, 2013 1:33:52 PM Looks like way overkill for HTPC use. You only need 350W max and A4 or A6 CPU if you are going AMD. I also like Intel's (Celeron G540 or core i3 series) low heat and energy efficiency for HTPC. I also prefer a smaller case with more of a traditional component look for HTPC. Finally, you should consider an SSD for your OS. m 0 l Best solution iceclock January 22, 2013 1:38:11 PM i got better for u. Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yXAO/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yXAO/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Case: nMEDIAPC HTPC 1080P HTPC Case ($66.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg) Total: $423.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 10:36 EST-0500) PCPartPicker part list:Base Total: $408.93 Shipping: $14.99 Total: $423.92 better quality case. mobo. processor. ps. Share Related resources Rate my HTPC Build - Forum Rate my HTPC Build - Forum Rate My HTPC Build - Forum Budget Low Gaming/HTPC Build, please rate - Forum HTPC build, please rate.. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ronintexas January 22, 2013 1:39:43 PM A few other questions - what type of tuner will you be using - or not using? Will you be using WMC extenders? If so, how many? Rule of thumb - you should have a cpu core for every tuner that will be in use in the system, and a cpu core for every concurrent extender. You should also use 2GB RAM per tuner/extender in use. m 0 l ronintexas January 22, 2013 1:42:31 PM iceclock created a nice build...IMO a better one than the newegg combo - about $60 difference in price. m 0 l iceclock January 22, 2013 2:50:42 PM yes but quality wise def worth it, biostar mobo i wouldnt recommand, case is ok, ps is bad. for 60$ quality is worth it. m 0 l ronintexas January 22, 2013 3:13:01 PM Agreed. Often the combo deals at NewEgg are comprised of "clearance" items that aren't selling through normal channels. Your build definitely took the quality to a higher level. m 0 l wrathofcow January 22, 2013 3:18:55 PM Best answer selected by wrathofcow. m 0 l iceclock January 22, 2013 4:17:22 PM if u need more help wrath dont hesitate to pm me m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Mini-ITX HTPC build - rate my premium HTPC system, suggestions please Forum Rate my HTPC build....please Forum Rate my HTPC build Forum Here is a another rate my HTPC build Forum Solvedhelp me build an HTPC Forum SolvedOffice/HTPC build for parents Forum SolvedNeeds Second Opinion on This HTPC/Gaming Build Forum SolvedRate my gaming build please? Forum SolvedRate my new pc build? Forum SolvedPlease rate my pc build? Forum SolvedHTPC build suggestions Forum SolvedNew HTPC Build needs input Forum SolvedHtpc build power Forum SolvedHTPC Build Recommendations Forum SolvedRate my build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !