- January 23, 2008
- United States of America
MySon-in-law approached me about assembling a "low cost" HTPC to meet his essential functionality requirements. They already have a solution for Movies, and was wanting to basically give them DVR capabilities for OTA bradcasts and centralize their music collection. I tried to put together a list that I thought would work for them, starting from an outdated "Making a Low Cost HTPC" web page that he sent a link to. Can I get any comments about the choices for this build, especially the MoBo and CPU.
1) Antec ISK 300-150 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case 150W Power Supply 2) AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX 3) MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard 4) Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G 5) SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 6) Western Digital Scorpio Black wd5000bpkt 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive 7) SuperMicro Black 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM IDE Slim DVD Drive Model DVM-TEAC-824B 8) Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack 9) SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL High Definition Digital TV Tuner HDHR3-US (Black) 10) SANOXY® Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition