need help with htpc


Oct 12, 2013
i want to build an htpc to use as a dvr for over the air tv - i have read lots but have noticed a lot of the info is outdated and some of the combo deals are old hardware lists - i would like to OR i think i would like to build a htpc mainly for dvr use to record programs that i wouldnt be able to see without dvr and i have gone through 3 channel master dvrpals and they all have a software glitch and there is just not a big selection of ota dvrs out there and i think i can spend a little more money and get a htpc that will run cool enough to leave it on all the time but need a place to get started - i am not a computer guru but i am good at asking questions in the forum so maybe i can do this ?? any suggestions or even combo deals to point out and a prebuilt htpc is not out of the question but figured they cost a lot more thanks
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CPU: AMD A10-6700 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($148.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($146.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($27.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner w/Remote ($99.99)
Total: $897.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-12 20:37 EDT-0400)

This build should cover all of your needs.

-Wolf sends