Help with a new small and cheap HTPC, please.

testudoAubreii

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Hello,

I know that I have posted here before, but I am in need of a new HTPC. My last one fried and I need to build another one. I don't really have a budget, but I really need it to be as cheap as possible...if that makes any sense. All I need it to do is run Windows 8 and XBMC, and that is all. The only thing that I have is an SSD, so I would need everything else. I would like it as small as possible, as well. It doesn't really matter if it is Intel or AMD. I do not wish to use a GPU, though. I live in Florida, USA, if that helps.

Thank you in advance for all responses!

Testudo
 

jFiveNYC

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Sorry but I'm not versed in the AMD world. But most CPUs released recently should keep you from needing a dedicated video card if only video playback and transcoding.

I purchased a Gigabyte board for Intel last November. It had some faulty bits but has since been returned from the warranty repair. Just a glitch, they happen.

Other than that, it should be a great build for an HTPC.
 

testudoAubreii

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I have an extra copy of Windows, so I thought that I would tried to use it. What do you think about this build?

Kingston Value RAM 4GB 1600MHz PC3-12800 DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM SR x8 Desktop Memory (KVR16N11S8/4)

AMD A6-5400K APU 3.6Ghz Processor

Antec Minuet 350 MicroATX Slim Case Computer Case 350 Watt 80 PLUS Power Supply

Gigabyte FM2+ AMD A78 HDMI Dual-Link DVI D-Sub UEFI BIOS mATX DDR3 2133

I have a SSD and an optical drive, so I won't be needing those.
 

jFiveNYC

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Sorry but I'm not versed in the AMD world. But most CPUs released recently should keep you from needing a dedicated video card if only video playback and transcoding.

I purchased a Gigabyte board for Intel last November. It had some faulty bits but has since been returned from the warranty repair. Just a glitch, they happen.

Other than that, it should be a great build for an HTPC.
 
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