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I want to build a new HTPC. With so many choices out there it's a little hard for me to take a decision . The HTPC will be used for watching movies and stream TV channels for my parents. From my previous HTPC i have a few spare parts that i want to use :

What i have :
- Case : Cooler Master Elite 360 with 350Watt power supply
- Memory : GSkill DDR3 1600MHz ECO 2x2gb
- HDD : 500Gb Western Digital 2.5HDD\
- Video Card : HD5450 i think Gigabyte


What i need :

- Option 1 :
- http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=045405
- http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=039222

- Option 2 :
- http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_64&item_id=041859
- http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_334&item_id=042622


Future upgrades :
- in the next couple of month i want to change my case with a small foot print.
- i will like to go mini-itx
- for Option 2 i did not find a mini-itx mobo to my budget

Any other suggestion is welcome
Edited by micul - 2/5/12 at 4:55am
post #2 of 9
Dude those links are empty wink.gif
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i think it is fixed now
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I can suggest you a core i3-2105 and a Asus P8H67-i
There should be enough power to run FHD without discrete gfx

about AMD i can't tell anything redface.gif
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What's your budget? Depending on this you could go several ways with the components you already have. 775(motherboards that support DDR3 RAM) ,AM3 cpu & mobo,you don't need the latest/greatest to run a htpc with your requirments. But if you are strictly looking to the platforms mentioned I'd go with the second option myself.
 
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post #6 of 9
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157273

This one would go with your second option, it's mini-ITX, and is only 10 CAD more than your option #1. If your budget allows for it, this might be your best option. thumb.gif

Hope this helps!
 
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USB 3.0 Board I just built mine a week ago with this board and with an llano A6 and no GPU and its flawless. Netflix, movies, music , hulu plus all run perfect and I have no compaints. Llano is definelty the way to go. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 9
think i might sell my intel 2500k htpc and try an amd apu setup. the intel setup runs great its all overkill tho. but i like to find a really neat mini itx case.
Edited by valtopps - 2/7/12 at 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by shineon2011 View Post

USB 3.0 Board I just built mine a week ago with this board and with an llano A6 and no GPU and its flawless. Netflix, movies, music , hulu plus all run perfect and I have no compaints. Llano is definelty the way to go. thumb.gif


Just bought the same board . Not a Mini-ITX but it's ok. . Paired with a A4 3400 , 4 Gb ram , WD 500Gb Sata 2.5" HDD. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.
So far everything it's working good.
Small future upgrades witch i want to do : - change my case and power supply.

Thanks all
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