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Old October 11, 2008, 08:35 PM
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Default Recommendations for a good HTPC mobo?

Seeing as I'm going to have some spare parts kicking around when my Phenom comes next week, I'm really thinking about building a decent HTPC for movies, recording shows, pumping music through the stereo, and some light gaming (ie - NHL '09, Bionic Commando Re-Armed, etc).

Here are some of the parts I have for it right now.
- Athlon64 5000+ X2 Black Edition with and AC Freezer64 Pro
- Diamond HD3870.
- ATi Theater 650 Pro PCIe x1 dual tuner card with remote for Media Center

I still need a case, PSU, hard drive, and maybe one optical drive. I plan on upgrading the ram in my gaming rig to 1066mhz stuff so the 800mhz ram in it will be handed down to this machine.

I'm in no rush to build this just yet. But I'm making plans for it now and I have no clue as to what the best board for this type of setup would be. I'd prefer a mATX solution so I can use a small case (which I have to pick out still). Good overclocking isn't a priority, but keeping the 5000+ at 3ghz would be nice. Oh, and really good onboard sound is a must since I don't really want to get a sound card for it.

Let the brainstorming begin!
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