Custom HTPC AMD Build for Under $400

Welcome to the first edition of a new series that will cover the components required to build a HTPC with a specific objective in mind.

This week, we build an AMD based HTPC for under $400.00

Objective: Our goal today is to build a custom HTPC AMD build for under $400.00

Components required:

  • Case
  • Motherboard
  • Storage
  • Processor
  • Ram
  • Video Card
  • Power supply
  • Cooling

  • No Operating System
  • No Optical Drives
  • No Cables, No thermal compound etc.







Case: APEX DM-317 mATX Desktop w/275W $60.65
Motherboard: ASUS F1A75-M Pro $112.50
  Storage: Western Digital 1 TB 7200 RPM



Processor: AMD A6-3500 APU with AMD Radeon 6530 HD 65w


Ram: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2×4 GB Modules)


Video Card:  Included in processor


PSU:  Included with case


Cooling:  Antec TriCool 80mm Cooling Fan


   Total Price: $374.45


Points to make:

  • Money is saved by purchasing an energy efficient processor with graphics combined in the chip.
  • 8 GBs of ram might be a bit over kill. Drop this build down to almost $350 by going with 1 x 4GB chip for $25.84

What are your thoughts on this build? Let us know what you think below.

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