Need advice on cheap motherboard and CPU for HTPC Tags: New Build PCS Motherboards Systems Last response: February 11, 2013 2:45 PM in Systems Share 2DIE February 11, 2013 12:30:50 PM have 2 old PCs and a lot of spare parts from a recent build. I was about to throw out the old PCs due to lack of room and my brother asked how much would it cost to make a HTPC for him. How much could I make a cheap HTPC for? Hoping for as cheap as possible. Things I would need: Mother Board: CPU: Not sure if he will need a video card for just watching movies on VLC? All the rest I could salvage from the old computers, it would need to be a ATX or mATX board. Preference for AMD but not a necessity. More about : advice cheap motherboard cpu htpc rwpritchett a b V Motherboard February 11, 2013 2:45:20 PM If all you need is a motherboard and CPU, then just grab yourself an FM2 board and a trinity CPU. No video card needed. It will do everything you need for HTPC use. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solveddecent cheap cpu and motherboard thats only needed for simple tasks Forum I need a good cheap CPU cooler for the FX-8350 on the 970A-G46 motherboard Forum SolvedNeed advice upgrading CPU, Motherboard and GPU Forum [need advice]which cpu is better for htpc celeron g530 or amd sempron Forum SolvedNeed build advice on first build - HTPC Forum CPU for cheap HTPC Forum SolvedSome advice needed: motherboard and cpu Forum SolvedNeed advice on HTPC Graphics Card for $100 or less. Forum HTPC Build, Need advice on CPU/Mobo/GPU selection Forum SolvedMediacenter, PlayStation & XBOX in one HTPC? I need advice, feedback regarding the technical + my build! Forum Solvedoverclocking intel cpu asus motherboard cheap components Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum SolvedLooking for Advice on Cheap HTPC Build Forum SolvedIS There any Cheap CPU that works with a AM3/AM3+ motherboard Forum SolvedAdvice needed - HTPC / Gaming Build for a friend Forum SolvedNeed a good but cheap CPU cooler. Forum SolvedNeed advice on Motherboard/CPU Upgrade for Gaming Forum SolvedI need a cheap Intel motherboard for $60 or less. Forum SolvedPlz upgrade my pc...... this upgrade is for gaming. .... Suggest me a good graphic card, cpu, motherboard,(cheap), psu,.... Forum SolvedNeed Advice on Budget HTPC/Media Server Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !