Just got a new 40" 1080P Samsung TV that I want to make full use of and am trying to build a HTPC on the cheap. Just need some recomendations on parts I should get :-) The motherboard I have is an Albatron K8SLI-AM2 1.0 and am wanting to get an AMD CPU around the $100 mark that would be fine for Freeview HD + Recording & watching up to 1080P videos(Have several MKVs). Ram I have which is 1.5gb (2 sticks), will buy a 500GB HDD for it (Seagate SATA II). Also need a gfx card for the hardware decoding but not sure what to get. This machine will be purely for HTPC so nothing amazing needed (just needs HDMI out and can do Freeview hardware decoding). I already have a Huappagge HVR-3000 which I'll put into it. Will probably need a PSU and would be after a quiet one (not sure yet as I don't know if I'll get one with a case.)
Basically I've been an Intel person (never had AMD) but I got the motherboard off a friend with some other stuff so I thought I'd make use of it :-) In other words I really know nothing about AMD so really not too sure what to get.
Any help is really appreciated :-)