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I am looking to build an HTPC that will be used primarily to play HD films(both via blueray and those stored on hard drive), stream HD films from another PC, play music and some light gaming. I have experience of building PC's but am not sure where to start with an HTPC. I do not have a preference for mini-itx or microATX and I don't feel I need an SSD. I would also like a mini keyboard and remote control solution if you know of any and a digital terrestrial TV receiver. Budget is between $500-700, no monitor required. Any help very much appreciated!

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jmwills

See my signature line, and I think you will want to re-think that no SSD philosophy.

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survivorist

See my signature line, and I think you will want to re-think that no SSD philosophy.

 

Sorry but I'm not sure what you mean. Where is your signature line?

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ikon

Sorry but I'm not sure what you mean. Where is your signature line?

 

It's the light grey text at the bottom of everyone's posts. Not everyone has entered a signature line (I haven't) but, if they have, that's where it is.

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Sorry but I'm not sure what you mean. Where is your signature line?

 

It isn't shown on the mobile version I believe.

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jmwills

HTPC Build (x2) - Silverstone GD05 Case, ASUS P7H55-M PRO MOBO, CoolerMaster M600W PSU, Intel i3-530 CPU w/4GB G-Skill DDR3 1333 RAM. OCZ 60GB SSD Drive for the OS with a 120GB WD 2.5" Blue drive for data storage.

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ikon

It isn't shown on the mobile version I believe.

 

Interesting point; makes sense too.

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pcdoc

I would go with more of what jmwills has with two exceptions. Go with the 2100/2120 sandy bridge using a Z 68 board as they have a Sata 3 controller and definitely go with an SSD for the OS. The difference on an HTPC is staggering.

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jmwills

Mine are approaching 18 months old, but yes a MOBO upgrade would be in order.

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