All In One HTPC Motherboard

All In One HTPC Motherboard

Next we need to choose a motherboard for our HTPC build. Depending on your processor, you’ll need to find a motherboard that supports the socket your processor utilizes. There are several different types of sockets, but you can quickly determine the socket of your processor by looking at the processor specifications.

Since our HTPC is built more for playing media we probably won’t care much about synthetic and real world benchmarks. Instead, you should would focus on finding a motherboard that has all the connectivity options you want: DVI, HDMI, SPDIF, USB 3.0/2.0, Ethernet, Built in WIFI, etc.

To be continuous with my AMD APU recommendation, here is a list of FM1 Socket Motherboards to consider:

NOTE: I have recommended all Hudson D3 boards. These boards will support SATA III (6 Gb/S) allowing you to achieve maximum performance out of your SSD is you choose to use one.

ASRock A75 PRO4 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

ASUS F1A75-M LE Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

BIOSTAR TA75M Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

BIOSTAR TA75M+ Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

JetWay JTA75MG Micro ATX AMD Motherboard


With that out of the way, we can move on to selecting some memory.