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So I want to build my wife a HTPC build. The budget is between 400 and 500$. It will be used for storage (pics, movies, music), and streaming movies and music. Something basic but future proof. The laptop she uses now is 8 years old and I'm about to toss it through the front window if it tells me its low on memory one more time while watching a movie wink.gif.

I prefer intel cpus, but other that that, I'm open to memory, motherboards, etc.

Thanks.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone AR05 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec ISK600 Mini ITX Tower Case ($47.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $459.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-15 23:14 EDT-0400
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6700k- 4.6GHz @ 1.375v ASUS Z170-AR Sapphire Fury X G. Skill TridentZ 32GB 3000MHz DDR4 
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Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Blue Corsair H110 Windows 10 
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AOC U2879VF 28'' 4K Freesync SeaSonic M12II 620w Air 540 
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FX-8320e @ 4.4GHz MSI 970 Gaming Sapphire Nitro Fury G. Skill 2133mhz 8GB 
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Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Blue Corsair H110 Windows 10 
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AOC U2879VF 28'' 4K Freesync SeaSonic M12II 620w Air 540 
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FX-8320e @ 4.4GHz MSI 970 Gaming Sapphire Nitro Fury G. Skill 2133mhz 8GB 
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post #4 of 6
I'm not an AMD expert, but say..

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/93wkK8

AMD A8-7600 (or similar alternatives, up to you)
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case
Silverstone 450W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply

Overall cost: $360.94

I use 64GB SSD, and it's enough (Win 7 Pro, Office 2010 Pro, Adobe CS suite, antivirus, etc). But hey 120GB is getting cheaper now.

You can add extra 1 Tb HDD of your choice (internal or external).

You did not specify gaming, so you can include any cheap VGA card later on if required. The AMD APU itself is already considered pretty good.

Cheers.
Edited by ignsvn - 6/15/15 at 9:21pm
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...Or, just get a nVidia Shield Console, have had mine for a couple of days now, media streaming like a champ, for $200.00...
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Intel 750 Series 400GB  intel 730 480GB Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L XSPC RayStorm w/Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 420mm... 
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Windows 10 Pro Sammy U28D590D Monitor Logitech G710 Seasonic SS-1250XM X-Series ATX PC Power Supply 
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WD Mushkin Chronos DX 120gb Mushkin Chronos DX 60GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 750 Series 400GB  intel 730 480GB Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L XSPC RayStorm w/Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 420mm... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Sammy U28D590D Monitor Logitech G710 Seasonic SS-1250XM X-Series ATX PC Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 900D Logitech G502 Aune S16 Hifi DIY 32bit / 384khz Dsd128 Fifo Fu... AKG Q's 
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SoundMAGIC HP200  SoundMAGIC HP150  JVC HA-SZ2000  Pioneer Pro DJ DDJ-SB2 DJ Controller 
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MPD18 CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 1500VA... Logitech G13 
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Intel Core i7-5557U Kingston HyperX Impact Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1... Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Windows 10 Pro/Remix OS w/Nova Launcher Dual Boot 
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GeChic 1502i 15.6" 1080p IPS Portable Touchscre... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K@4.6@1.200v Asus Z97M-PLUS  EVGA GTX 750ti Corsair Vengence 1600 LP 
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Samsung 840 Pro Mushkin  XSPC Photon 170 Glass Reservoir / D5 Pump Combo  Windows 8.1 Pro 
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post #6 of 6
I would run Plex from my desktop and buy a roku for ~$50 bucks. But that cant web browse. You could always try out the chromecast. Its $30 I think. I like mine. For music I play pandora on it in my living room.
 
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16 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Samsung Pro 850 256GB SSD LG BD Corsair H110i 
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Windows 7x64 Professional CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V Antec LanBoy Air 5 switch fan controller 
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AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX ASUS GTX 550TI 1GB 8GB 1333 DDR3 G. Skill (2x 4GB) 
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AMD FX-8350 Vishera @ 4.86 Ghz 1.5V ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX EVGA GTX 660 TI 3GB EVGA GTX 660Ti FTW+ 3GB 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16 GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Samsung Pro 850 256GB SSD LG BD Corsair H110i 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows 7x64 Professional CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V Antec LanBoy Air 5 switch fan controller 
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AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX ASUS GTX 550TI 1GB 8GB 1333 DDR3 G. Skill (2x 4GB) 
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1x 500 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM Samsung DVD  Stock air Windows 7 Professional x64 
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