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First HTPC Build - Help me stay on track. - (Corndog) - 2009-11-25 05:33

The CPU -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041 - $259.99

The Motherboard -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138148 - $99.99

The GFX Card -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150438 - $199.99

The Case -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129053 - $139.99

Memory -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122 - $93.99

Hard Drive -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148413 - $139.99

TV Tuner -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116037 - $119.99

CPU Cooling -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134 - $36.98

Power Supply -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 - $98.99


Total Price

$1189.99


Is, everything in order?


- Jaerin - 2009-11-25 17:41

Don't go with a Radeon card unless you want to do all your decoding with CPU. You would be better off going with the Nvidia 210 or something like that. Just make sure it has VDPAU support.

I would recommend that you do some more forum reading before buying because I just got this working with full 1080P video just fine:

Aspire 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103228&cm_re=aspirerevo-_-83-103-228-_-Product

If you want something more beefy then I would recommend the Asrock 330 or the AspireRevo

Asrock:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856158007&cm_re=asrock-_-56-158-007-_-Product

Aspire 3610
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103234&cm_re=aspirerevo-_-83-103-234-_-Product

If you insist on building your own make sure that you go with an Nvidia chipset that supports VDPAU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU