New Build: Basic blu-ray HTPC: ~$330

Basic blu-ray HTPC: ~$330 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 …

4. MotherBoard

The motherboard holds the crucial components of your computer system. As stated by PCreview: “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 …