My HTPC

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  1. eof

    eof New Member

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    Just ordered my HTPC...

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+ AM2,1MBx2,2.6GHz
    2 x Kingston 1GB DDR2 667
    MSI K9AGM2-FIH (OnboardVideo,PCI-E,2DDR2,GbLan)
    Pioneer 20X DVD RW DVR115DBK
    Thermaltake Bach VB8000BNS Case w/ Thermaltake TR2-430W With Dual Fan PS
    Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 110
    Sapphire TV Wonder 650 PCI
    Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM 16MB
    Western Digital 320GB 7200RPM 16MB
    Microsoft Media Center Remote

    :dunno:

    Looking forward to firing this shit up...should be built by Tuesday.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    very nice, how much did you pay for the tuner card?
    i'm guessing vista media center?
     
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    Tuner was $100 CND...

    Vista XP or Media Center...can't decide. :dunno:
     
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    How much was the whole setup?

    Where are you buying the parts from?

    Thinking of building one too, now that I got a sharp 46
     
  5. eof

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    I am in Toronto so I got it local.... etccomputer.com

    Whole thing should be ~$700CND

    That isn't counting the 300gb hd or the remote cause I had those.

    I am hoping the HDMI onboard looks good. :dunno:
     
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    ahh, how are the prices compared to canada computers? I know they're shady, but can't turn down on most of the prices.

    I havent researched the htpc game yet, but what video card should I look for? Will pretty much any modern video card do? Then i can dvi-> hdmi?

    Also dont see a sound card on yours. I wonder how much that will cost
     
  7. eof

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    using onboard sound and video....AMD/ATI 690G/SB600 Chipset....:dunno:

    If it sucks I will just get a vid card....will see
     
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    How about media portal? Free and open source and I find it works better than media center.

    Also, how about some more HD space? 820GB seems like a lot, but that shit is going to fill up fast.
     
  9. eof

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    Yeah will play the HD space game by year....I could see a 1TB drive in my future...:)

    There are a few opensource alternatives I have seen (Xlobby/mediaportal)....may try those out later too. I haven't even seen a HTPC in action so this is all new to me.
     
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    I am going to be moving at some point in the next year or so and the plan is that I will add a DVB card and have a SatTV-HTPC...:bigthumb:
     

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