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post #1 of 25
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Hi guys, going to build my first HTPC. starting with a 300$ or less build, ill ass maybre sound card and more HDDs later...


AMD A6-3500 APU

ASUS F1A75-M

G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2x2GB cas9 1333MHz

Apex DM-317 with 275w psu inside)

LG GH22NS90

Western digital caviar blue 250GB ( i have it in my closet for 1 year i think...)


This is really jsut for 1080p movies on my 55 inch and some light gaming ( rarely)


How does it look? i know 275w ain't big but a build like this just pull arround 120-140w from the wall.

I can order this for 280$ or 320$ tx+shipping as i add a logitech wireless combo mouse/keyboard for 30$. So it's sub 300$ shipped itself. no need for wifi card.



I see really great htpc build here but i don't have enough money atm to build something like 700$ but i need an HTPC. My laptop isn't great enough for it. biggrin.gif

Thanks all! All advices are welcome
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post #2 of 25
Why that mobo? I would save some coin (like $20 before rebate) and grab the GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H or ASUS F1A75-M LE or even an Asrock (some people hate them but I have always had good luck)

Edit just noticed your in Canada so don't know what your prices/ avail is.
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post #3 of 25
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the gigabyte would cost me 2$ more and the m LE doesn't have HDMI so what's the point to get a cheaper mobo? Ill pay 82$ can for the ASUS F1A75-M


asrock board aren't available where i buy my parts... NCIX.com
Edited by Billy_5110 - 1/21/12 at 5:40am
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post #4 of 25

You could get this bundle and just grab a DVI-D to HDMI cable for less than $20

 

http://www.canadacomputers.com/bundle_info.php?bundle_id=045254

 

CC has a store open now in Laval Quebec. Their prices are usually low compared to NCIX. Just bought an LG 23" monitor from CC for just $124 ($160 SRP) as compared to NCIX's $199 with a $60 weekly discount.

 

So yeah...that bundle is VERY tempting for me as well.

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post #5 of 25
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dvi doesn't support sound i guess? i need hdmi for this i think heh?


Anyway i'm 2hours away from montreal... i won't go to montreal as it would cost me more in gas than the difference between my choice and this bundle haha
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post #6 of 25
For now it works. Later on you definitely want to upgrade that RAM set into DDR3-1600 minimum, or DDR3-1866 (recommended if gaming). As that would improve iGPU performance quite a bit.
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Billy_5110 View Post

dvi doesn't support sound i guess? i need hdmi for this i think heh?
Anyway i'm 2hours away from montreal... i won't go to montreal as it would cost me more in gas than the difference between my choice and this bundle haha

Actually dvi does support audio. Just FYI. I would actually opt for the mobo with hdmi tho.
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by jbjmed View Post

Actually dvi does support audio. Just FYI. I would actually opt for the mobo with hdmi tho.

what?
post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbjmed View Post

Actually dvi does support audio. Just FYI. I would actually opt for the mobo with hdmi tho.

Uhhhh, since when? wth.gif
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post #10 of 25
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Actually dvi does support audio. Just FYI. I would actually opt for the mobo with hdmi tho.

Actually NO while there were a few cards that used a special DVI>HDMI adapter to out put video and audio they were not used for very long and have never seen any integrated solution support it. Even at that HDMI would be the preferred way to go.
 
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