Newbie to HTPC, just orderd an Elonex Artisan

goldeneye243

Active Member
I am thinking about getting into HTPC and saw the thread about the Elonex Artisan cases.

I Decided to order one on the spur of the moment!

I now need to work out what I need to get it going.

I really want it for playback of DVDs in HD (upscaled?)
Downloads and playback of HD material
Wireless internet (I already have a wireless network)
music

What sort of components would people recommend? I have never actually built a system before.

Thanks!

Edit,

It will be used with a Denon AVR2805 for sound and sky+
 

Donny

Active Member
I am thinking about getting into HTPC and saw the thread about the Elonex Artisan cases.

I Decided to order one on the spur of the moment!

I now need to work out what I need to get it going.

I really want it for playback of DVDs in HD (upscaled?)
Downloads and playback of HD material
Wireless internet (I already have a wireless network)
music

What sort of components would people recommend? I have never actually built a system before.

Thanks!

Edit,

It will be used with a Denon AVR2805 for sound and sky+
Try here - there's a dedicated thread on this
http://forums.ebuyer.com/showthread.php?t=665
 
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copycatuk

Guest
wouldnt buy processor//memory until you know what motherboard you got in it first
 

goldeneye243

Active Member
assuming it is the motherboard mentioned in the other thread, how do these components stack up? I have looked mainly at DABS so far......

D-Link 802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Card £18.98
Gigabyte X300SE 128MB/256MB PCIEx16 Low Profile DVI TVO £29.23
Microsoft Win XP Media Centre 32B OEM & vista upgrade coupon £82.16
Samsung T133 400GB S300 7200RPM 8MB £80.13
Intel Pentium 4 541 Socket 775 3.2GHz 1MB EM64T Box £57.01
KeySonic Compact 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard with integrated Touch Pad £31.73
Kingston ValueRAM 1GB 184Pin DIMM PC3200 DDR Non-Parity CL3 £63.97

Comes in at £361.95 (a bit more than I was hoping for....)
 

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