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Hi,

I'm planning on building a cheap HTPC for the theater room (cheaper the better). Here is what I have come up with which seems to give me the best price to performance ratio from what I gather. The only thing is that I can't seem to find an AM3 (or AM2) motherboard for the cpu. Also, I live in Australia so I need sites that ship here.

CPU: AMD Sempron 145 $38
MB: ?
SSD: OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB $75 (no point in getting a 500GB HDD for the same price)
RAM: Corsair dual channel 1333MHz CL9 4GB $29
Optical Drive: LG Blu-ray player $55
PSU: Aywun 200W Mini $22

Total so far: $219

Absolute max I can spend is $300, please also note that this does not include a cooler, the HTPC will be on display so I'm trying to make it look nice too (I will be sleeving the cables and adding lights too, but that isn't included in the price)

So all I need now is a motherboard which I can't seem to find in Australia.

The parts I have collected so far will be coming from the following sites:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php
http://greenboxit.com.au/index.php

I'm happy to buy from other sites as long as they ship to aust (those are pretty much the only sites I know that are australian, there are 3 stores in the city also but they don't have any mini itx motherboards in stock)
    
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Fellow friend I can help, hope this link work's.

Been having some trouble with them.

If none suite ya let us know.

I have an account with Altech Computers, which have a few others available biggrin.gif
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Though I have no idea how it would be for an HTPC, have you considered going with an intel Atom board? Something like this (or slightly cheaper)? That would eliminate the need for a cooler. It's got HDMI, 7.1 audio, USB 3. The only thing it's lacking is SATA 3.

Also, do you already have a case?

Are you planning on serving media to the PC from another source? If not, 64GB will not hold much.
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Can you allocate more money on PSU? PSU is not something I would cheapen out on a build.

EDIT: There is no AM3 ITX motherboard that I can find.

Have you considered AMD Zacate build?
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

EDIT: There is no AM3 ITX motherboard that I can find.
Have you considered AMD Zacate build?

Zotac makes one, though it's only got DDR2 memory slots.
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