Quote (dolarsignzeroxeighty @ Jul 28 2012 06:17pm)
i would go with an apc or a raspberry pi for this instead of building one
Didn't know about the raspberry pi, seems interesting. Will do some research on it. What's an APC??
Quote (SaintValentine @ Jul 28 2012 06:13pm)
i would go amd llano all day for this..
Did some research this week, probably gonna roll with an a8-3850 since they are 110 this week, or just go for super cheap a6 build.
Quote (BigNasty99 @ Jul 28 2012 06:08pm)
What front end do you plan on running?
You can do a basic HTPC for 1080P movies for 200$~ if you want to use XBMC
Something like h67 motherboard with HDMI output, intel 530, basic case, 4gb of ram. You can pick up a cheap rosewill remote for 20$.
Was probably going to do this, but i think im better off with an a8 since cpu + gpu + board is about 150 and i'd want to run better than intel integrated gfx, getting a gt 620 would be like 60 bucks i think. I'll probably just get a corsair cx 430, a8-3850, fm-1 board(haven't picked a specific one yet, probably asrock or asus one), already have a 1tb 7200 HD and 4 gigs of ram.
My biggest question to ask i guess is this. Should I go with an ITX or micro ATX board?? I'll probably end up getting a video card tuner down the road later, but the a8 already has a gfx card. Would it be worth my time to go small, or can i get a good micro atx case that looks like an htcp case?