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Posted · Original PosterOP

New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

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New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

I know I'm gonna get heat for this, but you could get away with a good AMD APU now a graphics card would be preferred but before we can suggest stuff we need a budget


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Because the difference between a 400$ PC and a 500$ one are very big


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New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

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New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

 

 
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9M9QWZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9M9QWZ/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($63.00 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($42.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($75.60 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($41.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case  ($54.00 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $441.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CPU - Intel core i7 4790K @ 4.00Ghz | GPU - MSI GTX970 G4 4GB | RAM - Corsair 16GB LP @ 1600Mhz | MOBO - MSI Gaming 5 Z97


HHDs - WD blue 1TB, Toshiba 500GB, Samsung 240GB(ssd) | Case - NZXT H440 | Cooler - NZXT kraken x61(soon) | PSU - Corsair RM 850W


Monitors - 2x BenQ RL2455HM | Headset - Steel Series Siberia Elite prism | MouseSteel Series Rivals | Keyboard - Steel Series Apex M800

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Case:  CoolerMaster 120 Advanced ITX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119261

 

Powersupply: Corsair CS650m 650 Watt

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139135&cm_re=650w_power_supply-_-17-139-135-_-Product

 

RAM:  G Skill Ripjaws two 8GB sticks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

 

CPU AMD with APU if you aren't buyin a graphics card:  AMD A8 7600K with R7 Graphics

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113371&cm_re=APU-_-19-113-371-_-Product

 

CPU AMD if you buy a graphics card:  AMD X4 860K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113379&cm_re=amd_x4_860k-_-19-113-379-_-Product

 

Mother Board btw this is the perfect board because it has built in wireless and comes with antenna!: MSI A68HI FM2+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130854&cm_re=itx_fm2%2b-_-13-130-854-_-Product

 

GPU if you don't buy the AMD APU and you get the X4 860K:  GTX 670 yes this card is old but man is it good!  it will handle an HTPC no problem!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Galaxy-Nvidia-Gforce-GTX-670-GC-2GB-DDR5-256bit-PCI-Express-/281790346851?hash=item419c037663

 

HardDrive:  Just get a 1TB hard drive that you want it's that simple but WD Caviar blues are the cheapest!


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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9M9QWZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9M9QWZ/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($63.00 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($42.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($75.60 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($41.00 @ Amazon) 
Case: Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case  ($54.00 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $441.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The pentium is not a good choice the AMD X4 860K performs much much better and has a good OC thresh hold.


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I know I'm gonna get heat for this, but you could get away with a good AMD APU now a graphics card would be preferred but before we can suggest stuff we need a budget

 

 

New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

 

I'd suggest an APU like he said. For an htpc it's probably one of the best options out there.

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New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

This one is only 20$ more but it is superior and it has a graphics card but we can forget the graphics card if you want and we can't go with a fancy AMD APU with a built graphics GPU

This link will show you the PC I picked out for you I picked out all the components and btw it is an ITX computer so it is small and compact and will fit perfectly in with an HTPC set up

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LvBdVn

 

comes out to 461.62$


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I'd suggest an APU like he said. For an htpc it's probably one of the best options out there.

Omg that's like the first time someone quoted me and it wasn't laced with hate ;_;


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New here so i would really like some advice on new build unfortunately i have no clue on what parts to use so please suggestions. i want to basically build  an HTPC for my living room i don't want nothing fancy all im going to do is watch blu-ray movies some music some internet videos and loadd kodi (xbmc) and store my own collection of movies and music. 

like i said no clue but im gonna give it a shot and build myself so do i need a graphics card what motherboard any help would be great.

thanks

Now if you subtract the graphics card and the x4 860k from the list I showed you and replace them with AMD's super powerful A10 7850k you get a GPU built into the processor and this is I think their best model for 129.99 so if you use  the PC with the graphics card on the PC list I made you  it comes out to around 462$ but if you don't use the graphics card and instead of the x4 860k you use the A10 7850k it is 375$ for the whole PC now that's a pretty damn good deal and you can probably do anything you want with this and it includes some light gaming I think you could run even battle field 4 at low settings on this so pick one of the PC's


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wow thanks everybody for the help and just to be a little more specific I'm trying to stay at around $800.00 but definitely not more than $1000.00

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k something funny well at least I think so. I don't know anything about pc part hence the request for help because I was actually looking at the i5 4690k thinking I needed something powerful but I like the price options I'm being given but how much of a difference would a separate graphics card actually make

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I think the best candidate is a AMD APU maybe a A8 or A10? :D


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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (1050$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/dvnTGc

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (1200$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/js7hhg

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (1500$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/KbgL8M

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (2000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/Xb9WgJ

Intel Core i5-10400/10400F (1000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/jTTBV7

Intel Core i7-10700/10700F (1250$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/3j969G

Intel Core i5-10400/10400F Z490 (1000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/3vJy6R

Intel Core i5-10600K/10600KF Z490 (1200$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/9CxHPn

Intel Core i5-10600K/10600KF Z490 (1650$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/X9MVx6

Lake-V-X6-10600 (Gaming PC) | R20 score MC: 3519cb | R20 score SC: 503cb

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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: Intel Core i5-10600 (Base: @3.32GHz | Turbo: @4.8GHz) Hexa-Core (Intel 14nm++++) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC @1501MHz (Samsung 14nm FinFET) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B460 PLUS, Socket-LGA1200 / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM: G.Skill Sniper X DDR4-2666MHz CL13-15-15-30-1T (2x8GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1 & 2: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD / Storage 3: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 4: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter

Zen-II-X6-3600 (Gaming PC) | R20 score MC: 3688cb | R20 score SC: 489cb

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD Near-silent 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Base: @3.6GHz | Turbo: @4.2GHz) Hexa-Core (T.S.M.C. 7nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4, Socket-AM4 / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM: HyperX Fury DDR4-3066MHz CL14-17-17-34-1T (2x8GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1 & 2: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD / Storage 3: Western Digital My Passport 2.5" 2TB HDD / Storage 4: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi & Bluetooth: ASUS PCE-AC55BT Wireless Adapter

Vishera-X8-9370 (old config 4)

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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: AMD FX-8370 (Base: @4.4GHz | Turbo: @4.7GHz) Black Edition Eight-Core (Global Foundries 32nm) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC @1501MHz (Samsung 14nm FinFET) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING, Socket-AM3+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866MHz CL8-10-10-28-37-2T (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN951N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZW4Jtg 

Godavari-X4-880 (old config 3)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD Near-silent 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Athlon X4 880K Black Edition Elite Quad-Core (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 V2, Socket-FM2+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: SK hynix DDR3-1866MHz CL9-10-11-27-40 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Western Digital My Passport 2.5" 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LBjbw6

Vishera-X8-8370 (old config 2)
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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: AMD FX-8370 Black Edition Eight-Core (Global Foundries 32nm) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING, Socket-AM3+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: SK hynix DDR3-1866MHz CL9-10-11-27-44 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN951N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZW4Jtg

Kaveri-X4-860K (old config 1)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD FX-8370 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition Elite Quad-Core (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC 2GB (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 V2, Socket-FM2+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-2133MHz CL9-11-11-31-42 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter

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Apple A4 - Apple iPod touch (4th generation)
Apple A5 - Apple iPod touch (5th generation)
Apple A9 - Apple iPhone 6s Plus
MSM8926 - Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
MSM8974AA - Blackberry Passport
MT2601 - TicWatch E
MT6580 - TECNO Spark 2 (1GB RAM)
MT6592M - my|phone my32 (orange)
MT6592M - my|phone my32 (yellow)
MT6735 - HMD Nokia 3 Dual SIM
MT6737 - Cherry Mobile Flare S6
MT6739 - my|phone myX8 (blue)
MT6739 - my|phone myX8 (gold)
MT6750 - Huawei honor 6C Pro / V9 Play
MT6765 - TECNO Pouvoir 3 Plus
MT6797D - my|phone Brown Tab 1
SDM710 - Oppo Realme 3 Pro

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 36.4 CFM CPU Cooler  ($26.10 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($51.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: nMEDIAPC HTPC 5000S HTPC Case  ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($32.40 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $400.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-05 05:58 EDT-0400

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CPU: AMD A10-7870K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler  ($18.00 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($46.20 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.20 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case  ($66.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $403.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-05 06:46 EDT-0400


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i would just use the integrated graphics on the intel cpu

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($61.20 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($64.68 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.20 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case  ($66.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.40 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $443.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-05 07:38 EDT-0400


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If you go with the 7870k you can go with the stock cooler. 7850k cooler is loud.

I have both the 68 and 88 chipset MB

If your near a microcenter near you checkout their A10/MB combos they are dirt cheap.

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I just got another idea.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($166.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($54.00 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.20 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case  ($66.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $413.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-05 07:54 EDT-0400

 

Or maybe this, if you decide to game a little in the future

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($68.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($45.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.20 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($101.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case  ($66.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $420.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I think the best candidate is a AMD APU maybe a A8 or A10? :D

Thank you !  the last time I suggested a high end APU I was put on trial at a burning stake!


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Thank you !  the last time I suggested a high end APU I was put on trial at a burning stake!

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1000 to 1700$ builds (August 2020)
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (1000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/PLBXcq

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (1050$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/dvnTGc

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (1200$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/js7hhg

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (1500$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/KbgL8M

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (2000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/Xb9WgJ

Intel Core i5-10400/10400F (1000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/jTTBV7

Intel Core i7-10700/10700F (1250$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/3j969G

Intel Core i5-10400/10400F Z490 (1000$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/3vJy6R

Intel Core i5-10600K/10600KF Z490 (1200$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/9CxHPn

Intel Core i5-10600K/10600KF Z490 (1650$) build: pcpartpicker.com/list/X9MVx6

Lake-V-X6-10600 (Gaming PC) | R20 score MC: 3519cb | R20 score SC: 503cb

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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: Intel Core i5-10600 (Base: @3.32GHz | Turbo: @4.8GHz) Hexa-Core (Intel 14nm++++) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC @1501MHz (Samsung 14nm FinFET) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B460 PLUS, Socket-LGA1200 / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM: G.Skill Sniper X DDR4-2666MHz CL13-15-15-30-1T (2x8GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1 & 2: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD / Storage 3: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 4: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter

Zen-II-X6-3600 (Gaming PC) | R20 score MC: 3688cb | R20 score SC: 489cb

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD Near-silent 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Base: @3.6GHz | Turbo: @4.2GHz) Hexa-Core (T.S.M.C. 7nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4, Socket-AM4 / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM: HyperX Fury DDR4-3066MHz CL14-17-17-34-1T (2x8GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1 & 2: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD / Storage 3: Western Digital My Passport 2.5" 2TB HDD / Storage 4: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi & Bluetooth: ASUS PCE-AC55BT Wireless Adapter

Vishera-X8-9370 (old config 4)

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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: AMD FX-8370 (Base: @4.4GHz | Turbo: @4.7GHz) Black Edition Eight-Core (Global Foundries 32nm) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC @1501MHz (Samsung 14nm FinFET) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING, Socket-AM3+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866MHz CL8-10-10-28-37-2T (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN951N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZW4Jtg 

Godavari-X4-880 (old config 3)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD Near-silent 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Athlon X4 880K Black Edition Elite Quad-Core (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 V2, Socket-FM2+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: SK hynix DDR3-1866MHz CL9-10-11-27-40 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Western Digital My Passport 2.5" 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LBjbw6

Vishera-X8-8370 (old config 2)
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Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo Black / Case Fan(s) Front: Noctua NF-A14 ULN 140mm Premium Fans / Case Fan(s) Rear: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (red) / Case Fan(s) Side: Noctua NF-A6x25 FLX 60mm Premium Fan / Case Fan VRM: SUNON MagLev KDE1209PTV3 92mm / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / CPU: AMD FX-8370 Black Edition Eight-Core (Global Foundries 32nm) / Display: ASUS 24" LED VN247H (67Hz OC) 1920x1080p / GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC "Afterburner" @1450MHz (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: Logitech Desktop K120 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING, Socket-AM3+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 850W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: SK hynix DDR3-1866MHz CL9-10-11-27-44 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound: Zombee Z300 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Barracuda 2TB HDD / Storage 3: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN951N 11n Wireless Adapter / https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZW4Jtg

Kaveri-X4-860K (old config 1)

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Case: Medion Micro-ATX Case / Case Fan Front: SUNON MagLev PF70251VX-Q000-S99 70mm / Case Fan Rear: Fanner Tech(Shen Zhen)Co.,LTD. 80mm (Purple) / Controller: Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless (DS4Windows) / Cooler: AMD FX-8370 125w Thermal Solution / CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition Elite Quad-Core (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Display: HP 19" Flat Panel L1940 (75Hz) 1280x1024 / GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC 2GB (T.S.M.C. 28nm) / Keyboard: HP KB-0316 PS/2 (Nordic) / Motherboard: MSI A78M-E45 V2, Socket-FM2+ / Mouse: Razer Abyssus 2014 / PCI-E: ASRock USB 3.1/A+C (PCI Express x4) / PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2, 550W PSU / RAM 1, 2, 3 & 4: Corsair Vengeance DDR3-2133MHz CL9-11-11-31-42 (4x4GB) 16.38GB / Operating System 1: Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) / Operating System 2: Windows 10 Home / Sound 1: Zombee Z500 / Sound 2: Logitech Stereo Speakers S-150 / Storage 1: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD (x2) / Storage 2: Seagate® Desktop 2TB SSHD / Storage 3: Western Digital Elements Desktop 2TB HDD / Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN851N 11n Wireless Adapter

Complete portable device SoC history:

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Apple A4 - Apple iPod touch (4th generation)
Apple A5 - Apple iPod touch (5th generation)
Apple A9 - Apple iPhone 6s Plus
MSM8926 - Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE
MSM8974AA - Blackberry Passport
MT2601 - TicWatch E
MT6580 - TECNO Spark 2 (1GB RAM)
MT6592M - my|phone my32 (orange)
MT6592M - my|phone my32 (yellow)
MT6735 - HMD Nokia 3 Dual SIM
MT6737 - Cherry Mobile Flare S6
MT6739 - my|phone myX8 (blue)
MT6739 - my|phone myX8 (gold)
MT6750 - Huawei honor 6C Pro / V9 Play
MT6765 - TECNO Pouvoir 3 Plus
MT6797D - my|phone Brown Tab 1
SDM710 - Oppo Realme 3 Pro

 

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Ok the Core i5 processor you suggest is a bad idea!  You can get a brand spanking new core i5 Skylake architecture 6600k for the same price point so here is a higher end HTPC below it took me 2 hours to put it together so please read it carefully!

 

Case: BitFenix Prodigy, it's a bit bulky for ITX form factor but it's simple and beautiful, it's perfect as an HTPC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4CP1GG2276&cm_re=bit_fenix_prodigy-_-11-345-017-_-Product

 

CPU:  Core i5-6600k this is the brand new SkyLake Architecture Linus has wet dreams about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117561&cm_re=core_i5_6600k-_-19-117-561-_-Product

 

HDD:  Seagate Barracuda 2TB Drive, The hard drive is sort of overkill, you can go to a 1TB HDD if you want but 2TB will be a ton of storage so the possibilities are limitless

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834&cm_re=2tb_hard_drive-_-22-148-834-_-Product

 

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 series, an SSD is a no brainer in an HTPC because you need a snappy boot up on your OS and other programs that you need to load quickly because you got it on the TV, this is OPTIONAL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W02KJ5977

 

Motherboard:  ASUS Z170-A this has the new LGA 1151 Socket for your new skylake CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132566&cm_re=lga_1151_motherboard-_-13-132-566-_-Product

 

RAM:  Can't go wrong with G.Skill RIPJAWS 4 series with two 8gig sticks of DDR4 RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231827&cm_re=DDR4_RAM-_-20-231-827-_-Product

 

Graphics Card:  GTX 960 WindForce, can't go wrong with this card with your price point here this card will suit all of your needs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125777&cm_re=gtx_960-_-14-125-777-_-Product

 

PSU:  SeaSonic G750 750W PSU this will suit your needs nicely!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151132&cm_re=750w_power_supply-_-17-151-132-_-Product

 

CPU Cooler:  Skylake CPU's dont come with stock coolers so here is one that will be perfect!  Corsair H105

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181060&cm_re=cpu_water_cooler-_-35-181-060-_-Product

 

This beastly machine comes out to arround

 

1,129$  Now you can make edits to this machine for example you can get a cheaper ITX case like the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced for 50$ Get a hard drive with less storage maybe even be a cheapskate and get a lamer processor I dunno it's up to you m8 do what you want you've seen the options now make us proud!


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A10-7870K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($134.99 @ NCIX US)

CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler  ($18.00 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($46.20 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory  ($46.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.20 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case  ($66.60 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($47.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $403.97

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-05 06:46 EDT-0400

I wouldnt waste time with the 7870k (i own one)... get the 7850k. its so easy to OC these APUs that even a fool can do it.  Especially the ASrock board have a great BIOS for beginners, and they have good enough power delivery to give you a good OC.

 

Freezer7 is much weaker then Freezer 13, which costs just a little bit more. Alternativly, get a CM TX3. They are great, and cheap.

 

i would just use the integrated graphics on the intel cpu

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($112.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($61.20 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($64.68 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.20 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case  ($66.60 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.40 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $443.06

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-05 07:38 EDT-0400

Please do not suggest intel for iGPU... they simply arent worth it (yet).... until intel can match Kaveri in iGPU power, they make no sense for even light gaming.

If Intel ever issued a i3 with Iris or Iris Pro iGPU, then sure, intel all the way. But Haswell is 30-50% weaker then Kaveri in iGPU, and the old HD4600 does not support iGPU video acceleration the way Kaveri does it...

 

Also, H97 is wasted on i3. you cannot OC, better just roll with a cheaper B81 or B85 board....

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