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Old December 18, 2012, 08:43 AM
Lalji Lalji is offline
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Question My first HTPC build

***EDIT*** = Check page 2 for my parts list please.


I'm looking to build a new HTPC for my Panasonic TC-P55VT50. My details are below and any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

What YOUR PC will be used for

I will mainly use this PC to stream movies @ 1080p with proper surround sound to my TV and speakers respectively. I will also use this PC to surf the web and play music. I want the movies to play without any lag whatsoever and I want the PC to be fast, quiet and small.

What YOUR budget is

For my budget, I'm looking to spend roughly $800. I do have some spare parts laying around that I will try to use (such as an old PSU), but I'm not sure they work, so I have not listed them here. For the most part, let's try to get everything new (just in case).

What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from

The best country in the World :p... Canada of course.

IF YOU have a brand preference

I prefer an Intel CPU. Other than that, I don't have any preferences. If there is good arguments for AMD, I'd go with that.

If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are

Let's say I need everything, including a nice wireless kb/mouse combo.

IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads

I have read a few, but it seems those systems are about $1,000 - $1,500 and is that really necessary for an HTPC?

IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds

I do not plan to OC, since it is just my HTPC.

WHEN do you plan to build it

I plan to buy and build during the holidays.

What resolution and settings do you use

The PC must support 1080p without a hitch with 3D and proper surround sound.

Are there any specific technologies you want

- Fast
- Quiet
- SSD as the main drive
- Bluray player
- Support proper surround sound (Dolby, DTS, Etc...)
- Support 1080p 3D

Thank you in advance. Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

Last edited by Lalji; December 19, 2012 at 09:15 PM.
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