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Build Advice Sandybridge HTPC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by billj, 5 Feb 2011.

  1. billj

    billj New Member

    5 Feb 2011
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    OK - Have read lots of advice - most does not make sense.

    My HTPC build, which will allow simple gaming and if I want more - then I will add a graphics card, is listed below:

    ASUS PCE-N13 WLAN PCI-Express Low Profile $40.00
    Internet Price: $40.00

    Hauppauge HVR-2200 Hybrid Dual Tuner Card
    Internet Price: $177.00 $177.00

    Intel Core i5 2500k Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU
    Internet Price: 299 $299.00

    Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H Intel H67 Chipset Socket 1155
    Internet Price: $174.00 $174.00

    Lian Li PC-C34FB Black Aluminum HTPC Case
    Internet Price: $331.00 $331.00

    Corsair HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 120mm fan
    Internet Price: $139.00 $139.00

    Samsung SH-B123A 12x Blu-ray/DVD Combo Drive
    Internet Price: $90.00 $90.00

    GSkill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1333 PC10600 (F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT)
    Internet Price: $85.00 $85.00

    Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler
    Internet Price: $94.00 $89.00

    OCZ 120G Vertex II E Series SSD
    Internet Price: $265.00 $265.00

    Seagate SATAIII 2TB Barracuda 64mb Cache
    Internet Price: $113.00 x 2 = $226 $226.00

    Microsoft ARC keyboard Black
    Internet Price: $44.00 $44.00
    Microsoft ARC Mouse Black Internet Price: $40.00 $40.00
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM(Microsoft OEM Terms&condition apply)
    Internet Price: $103.00 $103.00

    Total $2102.00

    To this add A ms Mobile 4000 mouse + $33

    (Australian Dollars - bit more than yankee Dollars)
  2. thewelshbrummie

    thewelshbrummie Active Member

    29 Aug 2009
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    If you're in Oz have a look at this quad digital tuner card from DigitalNow. It's $199 so should be worth the extra $22 if your signal is good enough.

    For a HTPC that's a lot to spend and probably far more powerful than you'd need for a pure HTPC - you could easily cut back on the SSD, RAM, CPU & even the PSU. It only makes sense if you definitely want to add a discrete GPU later on - otherwise I'd save the cash.

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