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need suggestions on 2 htpc builds fast plz!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
ok i have low budgets for these.. so here we go.. one is intel one is amd

first up amd, i have a spare x2 3600+ am2 proc, needing the rest..
i have a 1gb kit of ddr400 but im not sure if they make am2 mobo's w/ ddr slots..

AMD HTPC:
X2 3600+ AM2
mobo ?
ram ?
gpu ?
hdd ?
case ?
psu ?



Intel HTPC:
E2180
which mobo?
Seagate 'Cudda 250GB
PNY 9600GT
2x1GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Corsair 520HX or which other?
which case?

i have a full w/c loop that i can use on my intel htpc, but im thinking of selling it off to afford a few things for the intel rig and amd rig..

what you guys think?

both rigs are going to be htpc's

what you guys think of a asus p5n32-sli premium for the intel one?

please help any way possible! +Rep to helpful users.
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post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
little early on bump.. but i need suggestions fast!
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post #3 of 6
ok for AMD build,

all you need is a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM, that has onboard gfx with HDMI and full hardware acceleration get some cheap ddr2 ram and your done

for hdd's everyone i know recommends samsung's for htpc's they're cheap, silent and fast enough. Ideally the new F1 1TB series with 334GB/platter.

with those components youl be able to play bluray discs effortlessly and any other HD media you have!
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post #4 of 6
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well its not gonna be for full hd.. really its just a rig for the family to use to surf web and stuff but i will have it hooked to tv so they can watch movies too.

so a 1tb drive is way out the question.. i dont need more than 120gb..

ill look into that board though.
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post #5 of 6
oh ok, well whatever size you need, but the mobo in my opinion is a steal, very cheap and no need to buy a gfx card, and youl get full hd playback if ever needed
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Maxtor IDE 500GB Pioneer 106 Windows XP 19" Widescreen 
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post #6 of 6
you could also get this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135075

even cheaper and does the same job as the gigabyte!
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Maxtor IDE 500GB Pioneer 106 Windows XP 19" Widescreen 
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500W Aspire ATX Viper PC gaming Case 
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Maxtor IDE 500GB Pioneer 106 Windows XP 19" Widescreen 
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