[Micro-ATX] A8-3850 (4x2.9Ghz) + HD6550D

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eskro Offline
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2x2GB of RAM is good for HTPC...

and yes Lenovo N5902 will work
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(2012-04-13 16:44)bluray Wrote:  
(2012-04-13 15:45)eskay Wrote:  Does buying 2x8GB RAM hurt or 2x4GB should be enough?Thanks!
2x2GB of RAM is plenty for HTPC.......

(2012-04-13 16:57)eskro Wrote:  2x2GB of RAM is good for HTPC...

and yes Lenovo N5902 will work

Thanks for your quick response. Appreciate it!
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I put the new CPU cooler in today so my build is finally done. Thanks again for your help.

ASRock MB-A75M ($75)
AMD A8-3850 APU ($125)
Silverstone ML03B ($65)
Silverstone 400W PSU ($49)
Patriot Memory Torqx 2 Series 64 GB SSD ($65 after MIR)
Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 ($41)
Scythe Big Shuriken 2100 ($53)
Logitech K400 ($40)
HP MCE Remote & IR Receiver ($21)
Coolink PWM Case Fan ($13)

Total = $547.

Slightly more than I originally wanted to spend but it was well worth the money. The case fan and CPU cooler are ridiculously quiet with the speed scaled down and everything runs nice and cool. Plus I was able to use the stock APU cooler in my desktop which reduced noise as I was able to take advantage of the PWM function.

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@lath.....
Very nice and very powerful HTPC....you'll enjoy it for a long time. If you're ready to mess around with XBMC for bitstreaming HD audio, you can check my signature......

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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Marvelous!! Glad to see my guide has help'ed you!!
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Hello people of the XBMC forum!
I too have used this form for a guide, to buid my first real HTPC. Can say that the Silverstone ML03B is a beautiful and a Scythe Shuriken fits right in. I have the A8-3870 installed and it is working fine with XBMCbuntu (so far) for power i have chosen a Be-Quiet Pure Power L7 350W (from a friends recommendation) and it is also quiet! Smile

I am still missing a IR reciver to work with my Harmony One remote, still looking for the right solution.

All in all I to will recommend this build for a first timer, and it seems to be open for customization, I'm thinking installing PVR in the furture if everything goes well Wuhu.!

Linux Mint: XBMC PVR Xvba
HTPC: AMD Fusion A8-3870k. ASRock A75 Pro4-M. 4GB DDR3. Intel 320 SSD 40GB . Silverstone ML03
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u can find HARMONY solution in my guide (remote section)
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sorry newb..

aside from RAM/SSD and power cord not sold with the psu is there anything else that would be required to go live and is it essentially plug/play install os? any required heatsink/fan/coolant would come with the cpu/psu? need to do the thermal paste thing?

[CPU+iGPU] AMD A8-3850 4x2.9GHz HD6550D FM1 100W ($135 + $0)
[MOBO] ASRock A75M FM1 CIR USB3.0 SATAIII UEFI μATX ($75 + $0)
[CASE] SILVERSTONE ML03B μATX ($60 + $0)
[PSU] SeaSonic SS-400ET 80+ Bronze 400W ATX12V ($43 + $9)
TOTAL: ($322)

thanks,
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-15 23:29 by bahdbwoy.)
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(2012-04-15 23:24)bahdbwoy Wrote:  sorry newb..

aside from RAM/SSD and power cord not sold with the psu is there anything else that would be required to go live and is it essentially plug/play install os? any required heatsink/fan/coolant would come with the cpu/psu? need to do the thermal paste thing?
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thanks,

With my setup, i recived SATA cable with the MOBO and cooling paste with the CPU. There is a standart CPU cooler with the AMD A8-3870k, but I have heard it is loud so i chose to by a nother ( wich fits in the Silverstone case).. I using the XBMCbuntu installed from a USB stic and its works almost perfect out of the box:

CPU+iGPU] AMD A8-3850 4x2.9GHz HD6550D FM1 100W
[MOBO] ASRock A75 Pro4-M
[CASE] SILVERSTONE ML03B μATX
[CPU Cooler] Scythe Shuriken
[PSU] Be-Quiet Pure Power L7 350W
[HDD/SSD] OCZ Octane Series SATA II 2.5" SSD 64GB
[RAM] Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 PC10600/1333MHz CL9 4GB
TOTAL: 3700sKr => 540$

Linux Mint: XBMC PVR Xvba
HTPC: AMD Fusion A8-3870k. ASRock A75 Pro4-M. 4GB DDR3. Intel 320 SSD 40GB . Silverstone ML03
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-16 14:26 by XtuX.)
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XtuX, you're running XBMCbuntu from USB on an AMD A8? Has the issue with support for the A8 been addressed then? I see in eskro's first post, he warns that:

Q. Out of those builds, which one can be used with XBMCbuntu (Linux)?
A. Except the A6 & A8 builds, all of them!!

Also, what are you using the SSD for if you're booting from the USB stick? Or did you install from the USB stick to the SSD? Thanks.
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(2012-04-18 05:26)ajcowell Wrote:  XtuX, you're running XBMCbuntu from USB on an AMD A8? Has the issue with support for the A8 been addressed then? I see in eskro's first post, he warns that:

Q. Out of those builds, which one can be used with XBMCbuntu (Linux)?
A. Except the A6 & A8 builds, all of them!!

Also, what are you using the SSD for if you're booting from the USB stick? Or did you install from the USB stick to the SSD? Thanks.

Well, yes I used the USB to install on SSD, booting also works for me, but I like having the OS install on a harddrive.
Only problem I have seen so far is the sound acting op for 5sec when starting a movie or jumping forward in one. Other than that it runs great and handels 1080p just fine and cool.

FYI. the sound problem does not appear when booting tin XBMCbuntu mode and playing movies in VLC player so it seems to be aXBMC related problem. I'm planning to try to install normal ubuntu on it and install xbmc ontop late to se if that works, or do some more testing in xbmvubuntu mode, in that way i might have more control of the sound driver installed.

Linux Mint: XBMC PVR Xvba
HTPC: AMD Fusion A8-3870k. ASRock A75 Pro4-M. 4GB DDR3. Intel 320 SSD 40GB . Silverstone ML03
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-20 12:04 by XtuX.)
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yeah ajcowell, that why i dont really
recommend linux with the new AMD APU's.

meaning, there stuff here and there to sort out.
but someday, i'll change my htpc guide to say linux is ok with amd apu's.

im just waiting for stability
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im about to order my blu ray player (never owned one) i just want to make sure that this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6827151222 will fit this build its on sale at newegg for $54

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM

My HTPC AMD A8-3870K CPU/ SilverStone ML03B/ASRock MB-A75M /Seasonic SS-400ET/Corsair XMS3 4GB
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good bluray player!

make sure your PSU isnt more then 5.5" deep.
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(2012-04-24 05:43)eskro Wrote:  good bluray player!

make sure your PSU isnt more then 5.5" deep.

this is my psu (Seasonic SS-400ET 400W)

this is the measurements from the specs (86.0 mm Height x 150.0 mm Width x 140.0 mm Depth) so my depth is 5 1/2 inchs

is that going to be to tight

My HTPC AMD A8-3870K CPU/ SilverStone ML03B/ASRock MB-A75M /Seasonic SS-400ET/Corsair XMS3 4GB
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