Building a MythTV HTPC - Bill of Materials

Submitted by nigel on Tuesday 1st April 2014

It would not be correct to say that money was no object with my MythTV HTPC build, but I did want something special, something I would be proud of, and a HTPC that performed well as well as looking good. Therefore keeping costs down wasn't my primary objective. I bided my time and got the most important part - the chassis - mint in box off eBay after waiting for the correct one to turn up. The hardware was selected to be good enough to do a job whilst having headroom to spare and to have all the functionality I will need for the foreseeable future. Due to work constraints I wasn't able to build the box immediately and many of the components languished for close to a year thus resulting in poor economy when you consider that technology prices generally fall over a period of time.

Bill of Materials
Chassis Antec Fusion Remote Black (S/hand, MIB) eBay £107.00
Motherboard ASRock H77M Socket 1155, Intel H77, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX Amazon £64.99
CPU Intel Core i3 3225 Dual Core CPU (Socket 1155, 3.30GHz, 3MB Cache, Ivy Bridge, 55W) Amazon £107.50
CPU Fan Scythe SCKZT-1000 Kozuti Low-Profile CPU Cooler Kustom PCs £25.00
Memory Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance Low Profile 8GB Amazon £68.38
PSU picoPSU-160-XT 12v 160W & AC Power Adapter 12V, 150W Kustom PC £60.00
Solid State Disk SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB Pulse SATA 6GB/s 2.5 Inch Internal SSD Amazon £50.31
Satellite Card TBS6981 PCI-E DVB S2 HD Dual Tuner Card Amazon £84.99
Optical Drive LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x SATA DVD±RW ±R eBay £12.96
USB Card 5 Port High Speed 4+1 Extra USB 2.0 Host PCI Advanced VIA Gaming PC Card Adapter eBay £3.27
Firewire Card PCI FIREWIRE CARD 1394 400 FOR DV CAM CORDER HARD DISK 4 PORT 6 PIN 4 PIN CABLE eBay £6.94
Cover Plate PSU gap cover / blanking plate. eBay £10.40
Optical Cable Audio Lead 2m TOSLink SPDIF Cable eBay £5.99
HDMI Cable High quality 2m eBay £5.99
ATX Cable ATX 20 Pin Female to 24 Pin Male Internal PC PSU Power Adaptor Cable eBay £2.19
ATX Cable ATX 20 Pin to 20 Pin PSU Power Extension Adaptor Cable Lead eBay £2.89
LAN Cable Cat 5e patch cable 5m Maplin £11.99
SATA Cable SATA extension power and data cable eBay £2.99
SATA Cable SATA male to female power splitter eBay £2.95
  TOTAL   £636.73
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