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So I am planning on building a HTPC this Black Friday, I already have every single part except the motherboard, processor, case, and memory, graphics card (6670). Which part would you recommended from each category? My budget is ~350
Edited by cloudzeng - 11/13/12 at 6:11pm
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Well what kind of transmission should I put in my car? Also what do you plan on doing with this htpc.
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Sounds like you still need most of the computer then. The best way for us to help pick things out is for you to complete Evil's HTPC evaluation at the end of this post here (http://www.overclock.net/t/505479/complete-beginners-guide-to-htpc) and let us know what the most important aspects were. That way we can help you pick out the best hardware. You don't need to copy and paste it, but just guidelines like I want it to play 1080p, I want sound at such and such a level, I want it roughly this large, I want it silent as possible, etc, really help in picking parts.

One thing that also may be troubling is the Black Friday sales aren't entirely universal, so some of the parts suggested may not actually be part of the sales. You may just need to take our suggestions and roll with them a little to fit what's actually marked down.

A very quick rundown would be, for your budget, probably something like this:

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138333
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106002 OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103942
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
Case :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163174 OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121100

Hopefully this helps narrow things down a bit.
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Well what kind of transmission should I put in my car? Also what do you plan on doing with this htpc.
oh my bad, just to stream movies, dabble in some light gaming.
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So you already have what? The PSU and HDDs?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
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post #6 of 6
For PSU, I would say either Antec 300w series or corsair 430w.
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