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New Build Suggestions


Junior Member
Jan 10, 2013
I am a newbie and I am trying to ditch my cable subscription by March 2013. I want to build a HTPC that will be able to stream and record live tv to 4 tvs. I will be using this HTPC for streaming and recording live tv, Netflix, Hulu and playing Blu ray/DVD movies and music from my HDD.

I am aware that I will have to purchase a Ceton Infinitv 4 as well as 1GB of ram per tv. I am trying to purchase the parts by Early February and my budget is $700 and under. (as low as possible but still able to suit my needs).

This is the hardware that I have so far:


Also I have a PC at home : lenovo H420 (77521QU) Desktop PC Pentium G620(2.60GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB HDD Capacity Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit that we use as our regular computer.

Any suggestions on how to fit that into the equation?



HTPC Moderator
Mar 27, 2005
Not a fan at all of Trinity for a workhorse HTPC which is what yours would be if you are streaming to 4 TVs. An Intel CPU makes more sense for you as the AMD CPU is going to be the limiting factor in your proposed build.
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