Build Help - HTPC/Media Computer

Hi guys,

All ready, just want to make sure everything will work. ($New Zealand)

I intend to have HDMI to the TV and a wireless keyboard to control it.
I think I will shared folder on it so i can drag and drop files on to the local hard drive so video etc can be played on the TV. I will also set it up so other people around the house can access Media from other computers as well.

Also What is the best way to set up so I can have other computers on the network access that computers hard drive?


**CPU** | [AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor]

( | $97.75 @ PB Technologies

**Motherboard** | [ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Mini ITX FM2 Motherboard]

( | $182.85 @ PB Technologies

**Memory** | [Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory]

( | $67.84 @ PB Technologies

**Storage** | [Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive]

( | $132.24 @ PB Technologies

**Case** | [Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case]

( | $102.35 @ PB Technologies

**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer]

( | $40.24 @ PB Technologies

**Other**| Power Supply (Corsair CX430M)

(| $89.00

Total $712.00 (NZ)


I know this will up the price ALOT, but get ATLEAST 1600mhz memory when using an APU. 1866 would be best, but 1600mhz is alright. 1333 will make it really slow, graphics-wise.

Also, try to get it in 2x2. It will make at slightly faster.

yeah ok, i will consider swapping that RAM for: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz for $74

How important is higherclock speed RAM for just streaming video etc?

In general not too important, but you're using an APU, which uses system memory, because it dosn't have it's own, like on a regular GPU.

The APU shares the main system memory with the CPU and GPU onboard, so faster memory helps. If you got some cheap 2133mHz sticks, that would be ideal.

Here is an even better on, but with 1866Mhz memory.

Thanks for the help, I went with these since thats a pretty good price for them.