So I just ordered all the parts for my new HTPC! I'll post pictures and all that when I get it all together. 😀
COOLER MASTER Elite 360
AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3 AM3 (Mostly for Sound options)
Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
ASUS Radeon HD 5450 512MB
2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB (Already Own)
The motherboard and CPU were a combo deal which took $25 off the price. I needed a good motherboard that supported 5.1ch optical SPDIF.
Someone got a nice Christmas bonus this year 🙂
I always wanted to build one but i hate how hard it can be to get video output looking the way i want on my TV, and BD playback isn't perfect at least that was my experience.
I dont plan on playing any blu rays directly from it. In fact this build won't even have any sort of disk drive. All my HD movies are digital MKV files. I'll be running XBMC software on it which supports them completely. I'll also be managing it remotely via Remote Desktop Connection. 😀
Sounds good, once you get it running you can give me a few tips on the set up so i can make one for myself. 🙂
Do you get 1080P output to the TV without image distortion?
I haven't hooked it up yet. 😀
I'll let you know once I get it all setup.