- 76 months ago
This is my first build and I am attempting an HTPC, that I can also use for our everyday computer. I would like to hook up our HDTV to it and an old monitor, so I can use one to watch tv and the other to get work done, if I don't like the show. I've got the case and am working on narrowing down the other parts, but wanted to get the motherboard before I pick the rest. I may get an internal Ceton Infinitv 4 or 6 tuner and someone recommended a graphics card (7770), but like I said I wanted the motherboard picked before I picked the graphics card. ASUS was recommended for the motherboard by computer guy in town, so I narrowed it down to these 3. I wasn't sure if someone had an opinion on one over the other or their experiences with these boards. If you do, please let me know what you think. Also, my husband was thinking about using Linux (I picked UBuntu), instead of Win 8. Any thoughts on compatibility with these motherboards would be great.
Here is a link to the rest of my proposed parts and a few I already purchased. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Rgreen9200/saved/3Du0