Description

There are quite a few 5350/AM1H combo builds out there, but thought I would post this build as there are some great prices out there on some of the components.

This is ultra portable, relatively quick, and uses low wattage.

Built this as a "back-up". I have used Intel G3258s for previous HTPC builds, but figured for the price I'd give and AMD CPU a shot.

The following parts were purchased at Microcenter: - Processor & Motherboard ($40 bundle discount) - Targus AC adapter (purchased a generic brand adapter off of Amazon with no luck)

The following parts were purchased at Amazon: - CPU cooler - Case - Case fan

The following parts were purchased at Newegg: - RAM

Used the hard drive out of an old external drive. Could also use a USB stick, I believe.

Running Elementary OS (Linux).

Use primarily for running Kodi.

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Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What HDD/SSD are you using? Are you running a live USB? I was just wondering because I saw a 256GB 2.5" SATA3 OCZ SSD on Amazon that would fit in well with this. As of the time of this post, it is $27.02 + free shipping. (http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Technology-2-5-Inch-Max-IOPS-AGT4-25SAT3-256G/dp/B007ZWVDH0%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAI3VLI6HITR26KCBQ%26tag%3Duserbenchmark-20%26linkCode%3Dsp1%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB007ZWVDH0)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm an idjit. Just realized your internals picture has a HDD, but that SSD still looks like a pretty good deal.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good HTPC.

+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooh, an M350 build. I don't see these very often at all.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!

for my 5350 I almost went with a case to hook behind the tv but settled with the InWin bp655, for the optical drive and in case I wanted to add stuff in it (gpu, storage).

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build I had forgotten about the AM1 line, they really are meant to exist to provide something that acceptably performs, while being insanely cost efficient. And you most definitely proved it. The advantages of having 4 cores is deff a plus, in comparison to the pentiums and celerons that lack HT, yet similarly priced.

I am currently building a budget system for a client, and I quoted him $350. I built it with upgradeability and longevity in mind. Web-based games + a few open tabs is the most that will be thrown at the PC. The case may change. The ssd w/ 128gb for $15 surprised me.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AJayDaTech/saved/VpncCJ