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Hey everyone

 

So im going to need 2 HTPC's for the new house, and I need some help with what to put in it. Basically its just going to be used to watch movies on, with a bit of browsing and downloading of big files.

 

I need these HTPC's to be as cheap as possible, since they dont really have anything heavy-duty to deal with.

 

I already have a Radeon HD 4350 silent video card to put into one of the systems, if necessary.

I also decided on the 1TB Seagate Barricuda hard drive, with 32mb cache

 

Everything else is up for discussion. Thank you :)

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diamond ati tv wonder 750 is a great tuner card, and id try to find a good used am2 system with at least a dual core and ddr2, i know its not the latest or newest, but thats what i did and i am very happy with it!

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I actually dont need a tuner card, just an HDMI output, because these HTPC's will be used to watch movies online or downloaded movies

 

My build so far is :

 

Intel Pentium E5800 - Dual Core, 2MB l2 cache, 3.2ghz - 70$

Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Socket 775 - 55$

Kingtson ValueRAM (2 x 2GB) - 60$ OR / Patriot Signature (1 x 2GB) - 33$

CoolerMaster Elite OR Thermaltake V3 Case - 40$

Antec BASIQ BP-350 350W Continuous Power Supply - 30$

Seagate Barricuda 1TB - 60$ OR Hitachi Deskstar 1TB - 50$

 

 

Any suggestions?

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i would go with a htpc case like this one, it comes with a 500w psu, i think its an antec, not sure i guess it could be an apevia, but thats ok if you arent loading it down with gpu's, it also comes in red, green, and silver

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If you're going to get a case of that size, I'd recommend the Cooler Master Elite 360. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119195&cm_re=Coolermaster_Rc360-_-11-119-195-_-Product

I use one and found it simple to work on. It's also entirely black, if you're not into the colored portion of the Apevias.

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Athlon II X2 250 $61 3.0 shipped on Amazon, Biostar mATX 880G+ $55.99 shipped this weekend at the egg DDR3 memory is cheaper, about $10 a GB. Board comes with HDMI. HD4250 graphics.

For this purpose, better. Biostar TA870 ATX is $10 more after mail in rebate, but no graphics.

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