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Hi, I am trying to put together an HTPC, which will also act as PVR. I have a HVR-1250 and will be purchasing a 2nd one.

So far:
$69.99 ($59.99 after MIR) MSI H61M-E33 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
I chose this one because of the 2 PCIE x1 and 1 PCIE x16 if I want/need to add a video card later or another hvr-1250. It also has HDMI out (less cable) and is a Micro ATX.

$77.99 Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623G620 Simply put the cheapest 1155 cpu I could find, the new Intel HD graphics should help HD playback.

$20.99 Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/2G Weird looking ram (slim) but seems to have close to perfect rating, at a cheap price. Can add another stick later if needed.

$49.99+4.99ship Rosewill R379-M Black/ Silver 0.8mm SGCC Steel Slim MicroATX Computer Case with ATX12V Flex 300W Power Supply
or
$54.99 hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC Steel 7K09BBA30FNRX Micro ATX Media Center 300W Power Supply / HTPC Case

$49.99 (after $10 off) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$30 HVR-1250 bought one for $30 6 months ago and they're still at that price, I already have a remove for it.

Total with Rosewill R379-M Black case: $303.94 (293.94 after MIR)
Total with hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC Steel case: $303.95 (293.95 after MIR)

I don't need a dvd-drive in it, I am not sure about the case tho, trying to find a small factor one but I don't know if the cpu fan will fit!
Also, this is going with Intel (more expensive), but can go with AMD and get cheaper.

If you find a lower $$ MB with 2 pcie x1, hdmi and micro-ATX (those are my requirement) please let me know, I'll select the CPU accordingly.
Edited by Coersum - 6/17/11 at 2:29am
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post #2 of 26
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Forgot to ask, let me know what you think, this is to playback 720p media, maybe sometimes 1080 but mostly 720p. I am not sure how low I can go for cpu to take care of that without adding a video card, I selected a strong enough cpu for cpu encoding from tuner cards.
If you find cheaper parts somewhere please let me know or have advice, comments on my build! Will most likely be ordering tomorrow night.
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post #3 of 26
I'd go with an ATOM platform motherboard such as one with a D525, to save on budget.
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post #4 of 26
Looks sexy to me. Throw in a 40$ low profile video card later on if you feel like it.
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post #5 of 26
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Syve> If I throw in a video card, I might as well go with AMD cpu ? To have an easier time encoding from 2 tuners ? Since having a dedicated video card removes the new intel graphic capabilities from the Sandy Bridge cpu's.

Justin> do you mean something like:
Giada MI-ION2-01 NVIDIA ION2 D525 Atom NM10 HDMI+DVI Thin ITX Motherboard w/DC12V Power-in Combo

Only problem is that I lose my pcie x1's. and the price is $30 lower than the intel setup I have up there.

Also do you have any idea if the cpu fan/heatsink will fit in those case since it's only 3.9" high?
Edited by Coersum - 6/15/11 at 2:51am
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post #6 of 26
M2 i have a intel atom platform D510 with 2gb ram ddr2 800mhz ;P Very Proud ;P Now i have windows xp 32bit and im running full hd movies and videos pretty well without any problem ;P and is only under 70$ or less !!!
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post #7 of 26
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Could you give me a link for it, I can't seem to find any that low. Thx
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SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Int... Seagate ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA... ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink Windows 7 64bit 
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post #9 of 26
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-398-_-Product atoms is a dual core cpu's with 4 threads and you can o/c easy to 2.0ghz to get even more better performance ;P
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post #10 of 26
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indeed, it would work for a htpc, but not htpc/pvr, I need to install at least one tuner card (using PCI-E 1x or PCI-E 16x). The first one has a mini-card connector which won't work and they both have a reg PCI but no PCI-E so I can't use that.

Would be perfect for a reg htpc but this is for htpc/pvr. Thanks for trying tho.
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SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Int... Seagate ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA... ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink Windows 7 64bit 
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Dell ST2310 Dell ST2310 RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS... Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower ... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Processor Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Int... Seagate ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA... ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
Dell ST2310 Dell ST2310 RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS... Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower ... 
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