Putting together a Media PC / HTPC

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  1. stosh

    stosh BUBBLE BUTT BOBBY MAC

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    Can you guys recommend me a good setup?

    I would like to start with a barebones system then just buy the video card, RAM, HD, CPU, (maybe a video capture card).
    I would like the Video Card to have Svideo out.
    I would also like to run windows media.

    I want to be able to play videos and song from my sever I connect to wirelessly.


    Anybody have a good starting point for me?
     
  2. vwgeekdotcom

    vwgeekdotcom Silver Surfer

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    I am using an intel D865Perl Board with a p4 3.0, and using the built in RAID in a RAID 1 with 2 500 GIG drives for the data storage, 2 GB of Ram and a geforce 6200 vid card for playback ( I dont have HD so I did not need a top of the line card)
    I am also using the hauppauge pvr-500 video capture card (with dual tuners). I am going to be posting a work log here as soon as I decide which DVR software I want to use.
    You might want to try VLC media player, that is what we are going to try, but nothing is set in stone as far as the software yet.
     
  3. stosh

    stosh BUBBLE BUTT BOBBY MAC

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    Why VLC?
     
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    vwgeekdotcom Silver Surfer

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    I meant (VLC) as the server for the streaming stuff.
     

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