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My recycled HTPC



I have decided to start a thread showing my own build, maybe not to the same standard as some of the others but resuses a few parts i had from my old PC. I bought a few new things and some second hand.

I had a very clear picture in my head of what i wanted. I wanted something small enough to fit in by stand but big enough to use what i had or could buy easily.
Here is a list of my parts.
Epox 9NPAJ mobo
Athlon 3500 Socket 939
2gb PC3200 ram
Standard cooler - though seems a bit noisy so might replace.

Second Hand -
Silverstone LC04 silver case with 250w power supply

New -
Ati 4550 half height graphics card
1tb Samsung F1 hard drive
Optiarc slot load DVD drive

I am also reusing XP home that i had on the old system.
Looking to use either XBMC or Mediaportal but can't decide.

Only looking to store music and films. No tv.

I have also bought a iPAQ 4100 which i hope to make into a remote desktop viewer / controller.

Any comments, suggestions or advice on software would be gratefully appreciated.


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