Rate my budget HTPC

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  1. KillKingKong

    KillKingKong New Member

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    So I'm poor, but I still want to cap my own hdtv shows. Here are some cheap parts that I feel should be able to confidently handle whatever i throw at it.

    Ram $95
    Transcend JETRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208283

    Motherboard $66
    BIOSTAR NF4UAM2G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138041

    Hard Drive $65
    Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144417

    CPU $108
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103751

    Video Card $41
    SAPPHIRE 100193L Radeon X1050 512MB HyperMemory (128MB onboard) 64-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102083

    Power Supply $38
    COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS-430-PMSR/P 430W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171007

    Case $86
    Antec Solution SLK1650 Beige Steel ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129149
    All of these are subject to change based on opinions in this thread. Just keep in mind I'm on a limited budget.
     
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    chansigril not an og, just a g OT Supporter

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    generally don't click links. don't be lazy, put the info in the thread and link it so if we want details on anything we can click em :)
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    I'm wondering: where is the vidcap device?
     
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    yeah, what are you using to get hdtv shows?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    At the very least, you should try to find a good deal on a better psu.

    Your psu is really very central to how well you ht is going to hold up.
     
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    Suggestions?
     
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    worthless pc
     
  9. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I would ditch that video card and drop about 3 - 4 times that on an NVidia based card.
     
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    Thanks for the advice :ugh:
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    He's good at that. The sad fact is, there are just too many things to be disagreed with to spend any meaningful time explaining why for each one of them.

    Them's the breaks, kid. :hs:
     
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    it's true; your pc is so shitty it's not worth analysing piece by piece.
     
  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Tell me what your budget is and I'll try to see what I can come up with for you.
     
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    Yeah he's a sad bitter man.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    ~500 for the pc which will ONLY be used for capturing and encoding tv shows. Then I'll probably spend another 1k on a hdtv, but i would rather spend less and get a hd monitor instead since my tuner will be in the computer.
     
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    :mamoru:

    In for shitty-dell-thread.
     
  20. KillKingKong

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    You make the computer subforum look like it's filled with a bunch of nerd faggots.
     
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    nerd yes.
    faggot, no.
     
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    You don't accept pms Doc Brown. Can u turn that one then tell me when u do.
     
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