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Advice On My New Media/HTPC Spec

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by branny, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. branny

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    Hello All

    Well I've been doing the rounds over various forums over the last few weeks.

    My plan is to build a HTPC/Media Center at as little cost as possible. The requirement is for this to act as DVD Player/Recorder, Avi Player, HI Fi, & Web Surfer and Work station.

    This will connect to Sky Digi and out to the TV (plasma coming next week!!!)

    I have designed this to be fully upgradeable and in timeI would like this to stream media (avi's) from my PC upstairs.

    So I have put together the hardware spec below and would be grateful of the views of you experts.

    Please let me know your thoughts and any cost efficvient improvements to be made.

    LN8321 MSI K7N2GM2-ILSR - nForce 2, ATX, DDR400, 10/100 Lan, USB 2.0, 1394, 6Ch Audio, IDE, GF4 VGA £43.97 £51.66
    LN4963 80Gb Seagate Barracuda (7200rpm,8MB) - SATA - NCQ £34.56 £40.61
    LN7940 AMD Sempron 2600+ (SoA) (1.833ghz) CPU Retail inc Heat Sink Fan & 3 Years Warranty £44.26 £52.01
    LN8286 Sony DWD 22 16x DVD±RW Black Dual Layer DVD +- Writer OEM £32.74 £38.47
    LN10062 Leadtek WinFast TV 2000 XP Expert £28.34 £33.30
    LN4296 512Mb PC3200 (PC400) DDR Memory (Dane-Elec/Elixir) Retail £27.99 £32.89
    LN9303 SilverStone "LASCALA" LC11S (Silver) Aluminum Front & SECC Body Desktop case
    LN8447 Microsoft Windows Media Center HARDWARE Kit (Remote/Receiver) OEM £17.99 £21.14

    Total £375

    All bits will come from scan as I can pick it them up as just around the corner!!!

    Your views would be great. :lease:

    Cheers
    Branny
     
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