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Sweet budget HTPC

Boris ze Blade "Boris ze Blade"
The list author says: "I've had a pre-made Dell PC as a dedicated HTPC for a while now, and it just doesn't cut the mustard. I've decided to build my own, and after scouring the interweb and various forums, I have come up with what I consider a sick build for around $400! Notice the inclusion of a power supply with the case and an integrated GPU with the processor - for our purposes this is more than adequate - and I stepped up to 8GB of RAM because... well, why not? optional items would include: wireless network card, additional hard drive, slimmer/more stylish case, additional discrete graphics card for gamers."
AMD A8-3850 APU Quad-Core Processor (AD3850WNGXBOX)
AMD A8-3850 APU Quad-Core Processor (AD3850WNGXBOX)
"normally i would say to get a separate, discrete graphics card, but this processor and GPU are actually REALLY good for our purposes, as this build is not intended for hardcore gaming.  Plus, it's crossfire-ready..."
GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
"solid motherboard.  bonus for included HDMI port, LAN port, as well as two USB 3.0 ports"
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00
"solid RAM.  normally 4GB should be enough for HTPC, but i believe in planning ahead and giving yourself flexibility.  and extra $20 or so doubles your RAM from 4GN to 8GB, so why not?"
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) Solid State Drive with Easy Desktop Install Kit CT128M4SSD2BAA
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) Solid State Drive with Easy Desktop Install Kit CT128M4SSD2BAA
"solid, reliable SSD for really fast booting and wake-up (versus HDD).  128GB is enough for an operating system as well as some other programs and on-board media if necessary.  there are cheaper ones out there, but be careful.  i would also buy a much larger - min 2TB - external HDD for media storage (not included in this list). also includes mounting adapter, which you NEED!"
Rosewill Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply, Black R363-M-BK
Rosewill Ultra High Gloss Finished MicroATX Computer Case with 400W ATX 2.2 12V Power Supply, Black R363-M-BK
"solid, no-frills tower case with a legit and ample 400W power supply included - saving you apprx. $50"