HTPC Build

I am wanting to build a HTPC and just looking for peoples suggestions and not sure about even how I want to start this build.

I kinds wanted to go with a AMD FX-8120 just due to the cost is not bad and get more bang for your buck. Now my problem lies were what kind of mobo I need to get. Do I get onboard Videocard or purchase one. I wanting to stay under 500. I already have a case and a old PSU, it not the smallest case. I do have some room, but would the AMD FX-8120 be too powerful?

Most builds I see show smaller types of mobos and CPUs that look not as powerful. I just want to do some light gaming and mosting streaming videos from my Main to this HTPC and downloading videos.


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  1. AMD FX-8120 be too powerful, more power hungry i think

    if it is light gaming and htpc, AMD A10 is the only choice, comes with powerful GPU inside one chip
  2. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Biostar TA75MH2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $392.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 13:14 EST-0500)
  3. AMD A10-5800K and a ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 a good double team?
  4. yes :) exactly a10 and sweet asrock fm2
  5. I would need a case. Recommendations?
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