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BestConfigs Poll - Home Theater PC

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Which build do you like best?

Total: 46 votes

  • sarinade's Vision HTPC
  • 11 %
  • G-Unit's "Any TV Can Be The Streaming TV" Rig
  • 5 %
  • A little bit of blu-ray, a little bit of couch gaming
  • 48 %
  • Lp231's Build
  • 11 %
  • Vertexx's Home Theater Gamer
  • 27 %
November 5, 2013 11:40:26 AM

It's time to vote on your favorite build for this category!
Please see below for a list of the choices available.

sarinade's Vision HTPC

CPU: AMD A10-6700 3.7GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($148.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Mini ITX FM2 MotherboardP ($105.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 MemoryP ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video CardP ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone SST-GD05B-USB3.0 (Black) HTPC CaseP ($99.59 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power SupplyP ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $628.91

G-Unit's "Any TV Can Be The Streaming TV" Rig:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core ProcessorP ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 MotherboardP ($95.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video CardP ($105.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec ISK 310-150 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/150W Power SupplyP ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD WriterP ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $675.69

A little bit of blu-ray, a little bit of couch gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core ProcessorP ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 MotherboardP ($88.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec AMPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 64GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($93.91 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC CaseP ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power SupplyP ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD WriterP ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 Low Profile 1GB DDR5 ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $696.08


Lp231's Build

Processor:AMD A8-6500 @3.5GHz Quad Core <$@118.99Newegg>
Processor Cooling:Stock Cooler<$@Newegg>
Motherboard:Asus F2A85-M/CSM<$94.99@Newegg>
Memory:Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600<$58.99@Newegg>
Graphic Card:AMD Radeon HD8750D integrated graphics <$@Newegg>
Solid State:SanDisk 64GB<$64.99@Newegg>
Hard Drive:Seagate 2TB<$99.99@Newegg>
Optical Drive:LG BDXL Blu-Ray Writer<$59.99@Newegg>
Power Supply:Corsair CX430 430w 80Plus! Bronze<$39.99@Newegg>
Case:Silver Stone Sugo SG02B-F <$74.99@Newegg>
Multimedia:Hauppage HVR-1250 TV Tuner w/remote<$69.99@Newegg>
Free item:AMD SimCity Game Coupon <Get this with the processor>
$682.91

Vertexx's Home Theater Gamer

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($79.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Gemin II S524 77.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Zotac A55ITX-B-E Wi-Fi Mini ITX FM2 MotherboardP ($78.04 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 MemoryP ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 256GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video CardP ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone SG05BB-LITE Mini ITX Tower CaseP ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Certified SFX12V Power SupplyP ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Panasonic UJ240 6x Blu-ray Burner BD-RE/8x DVD±RW DL SATA Drive (Black) ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $697.94
November 8, 2013 7:40:49 AM

It was like a tie between 3rd and last build. I was more leaned towards the quad core in the Vertexx build, but seriously dude Zotac Motherboard?

Had that been a board from good manufacturer like MSI, Asrock, Gigabyte, Asus, etc then that would have had been fine. But seriously Zotac?

Hence my vote goes to the third build. A little bit of blu-ray, a little bit of couch gaming
December 30, 2013 1:14:00 AM

Home theater pc are the best for entertainment. These pc are commonly use in homes.
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