HTPC Build List from Episode 115

HTPC Build List from Episode 115Back on episode 115 of Entertainment 2.0 we had Mike Faucher from the BYOB Podcast (Build Your Own Box) on to talk about guidelines for building a home theater PC. Mike was nice enough to put together a list of components to build a very nice HTPC that should meet all of your needs without completely breaking the bank. While we discussed all of the component it’s not always convenient to write down those components while listening. To make your purchasing decisions a little easier we’ve decided to put that list up here on the site. For added convenience we’ve also provided links to the products on both Amazon and NewEgg.

HTPC Build List from Episode 115 GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (Amazon) (Newegg)
HTPC Build List from Episode 115 Intel Core i3-550 3.2GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor (Amazon) (Newegg)
HTPC Build List from Episode 115 OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX40G 2.5″ MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)(Amazon) (Newegg)
HTPC Build List from Episode 115 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory(Amazon) (Newegg)
HTPC Build List from Episode 115 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W Power Supply compatible with core i7 (Amazon) (Newegg)
HTPC Build List from Episode 115 LITE-ON Black Blu-ray Disc Combo SATA Model iHES208-08 LightScribe Support (Amazon) (Newegg)


About the author

Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.