The Asus At3IONT-I Intel Atom 330 NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard includes 2×240 pin memory slots allowing up to a maximum of 4GB of Dual Channel DDR3 1066/800 memory. A built in Audio chipset allowing 6 channels of sound using Realtek ALC887, and 6 x USB 2.0 real panel ports (2 onboard USB 2.0 ports), 1x HDMI port, 1x Optical port, 1 x PCI Express x16 port. This ASUS motherboard also comes with both an Intel Atom 330 Processor, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video built in.
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The Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz processor is the perfect pick for your HTPC costing roughly $58.99, youcannot go wrong with this Dual-Core 2 x 1MB L@ Cache Socket AM3 65W processor. This processor should be all the power you need to run your HTPC to its full extent.
The Asus M4A88T-M HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard includes 2×240 pin memory slots allowing up to a maximum of 8GB of Dual Channel DDR3 memory. A built in Audio chipset allowing 8 channels of sound using Realtek ALC887, and 6 x USB 2.0 real panel ports (5 onboard USB 2.0 ports), 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 port just in case you want to add a future graphics card for gaming etc, 1 x PCI express x1 port, and one PCI port.
The Hard Drive is the primary storage device of your computer to where all of your applications, operating system, and files are stored. The memory size of your Hard Drive will determine how much you can put on it, as well the speed of your hard drive will determine how fast it can transfer data.
When purchasing a desktop hard drive I would simply recommend getting a 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s, 250GB or more hard drive. I purchased the
Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 3.5″ SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive, which so far is enough room for me, but I also have room to add another hard drive later.
Random Access Memory (RAM) is very important as it is your computers most common memory that can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on (see Definitions of ram on the Web).
When choosing the right RAM for your computer it may be confusing as there are different types, but the RAM you purchase will primarily be determined by what your motherboard can support. When purchasing a mother board you can usually check details on what it supports when ordering, or go to the manufactures web-site and check for yourself. My recommendation when choosing a motherboard is to choose one that supports DDr3 RAM, not DDr2.
“A motherboard houses the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), which is the simple software run by a computer when initially turned on. Other components attach directly to it, such as the memory, CPU (Central Processing Unit), graphics card, sound card, hard-drive, disk drives, along with various external ports and peripherals.”