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HTPC Help please

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC' started by djkltt12, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. djkltt12

    djkltt12 Member

    Dec 4, 2004
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    I am wanting to build an HTPC. I have never built a computer of any type before. I am willing to take the risk. I just need a little bit of help. The following are the items I am purchasing/have to work with:

    Case: nMediaPC Steel HTPC 5000B Case

    MotherBoard: MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Video Card: SAPPHIRE Flex 100328FLEX Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    Power Supply: COUGAR RS-Series RS650 (CGR R-650) 650W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

    Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA IHBS112-29 - OEM

    Hard Drive: SeaGate 2TB

    TV Tuner: Hauppage WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual Tuner PCI Express x1 Interface

    Does this all seem compatible? From my research, I think it looks compatible, but it would be great to have someone with experience double check. Also, is this all that I need? I want this machine to hook up to my home network, but I think I want to wire it in, will I need any other parts to do this? Will I need any type of adhesive to assemble any of these parts? Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. redscare24

    redscare24 Member

    Nov 22, 2011
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    If you want some help on your build. You can always pay assassinhtpc a small fee and they will both help you pick components, and also walk through the actual build process with you.


    Its a little more hands on than just a forum posting and I think its only like $50.00

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