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Want to build a pc for use under my plasma and use dscaler.

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by bigval, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. bigval

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    I have built a few pcs myself so I can follow instructions :thumbsup:

    Want a small case about 15cm high max. Can someone point me to a link for one?

    Want to use this with dscaler program on sky+.
    Also was wondering if programs like powerdvd can be used with dscaler.

    Already have a radeon 9700pro which I just took out of my desktop. Hopefully that will be good enough to send the images to my plasma (LG-PX11)

    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=5902&GroupID=86

    I have seen this on a website of a local pc shop. Is it any good? I cant really make out what it includes.

    Anyone help me by posting min specs for a good system?

    Hope I have posted this in the right place.
     
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    There are several sources of cases, I have an Accent case from QuietPC.

    Many people use Sweetspot for connecting STBs using DScaler.

    I don't think DVD playing software can use DScaler, that's where FFDSHOW comes in.

    The 9700 will be fine for HTPC duty, you may need Powerstrip to obtain the desktop resolution you need to get 1:1 mapping on the plasma (i've no idea what res. that uses).

    Tha main potential problems with mini-ATX systems like the one you linked to is noise. While normally they can be reasonably quiet, once ambient temperatures start to climb come summer some of them get a lot noisier, you'd need to research noise in particular on any case you're looking at.
     

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