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April 21, 2014 11:52:31 AM

G'day,

over the last 6 minths i have been upgrading all of my current pc's, and now its the HTPC's turn.

My current HTPC is just my old gaming pc running windows 7 and VLC, so i have never realy done this properly.

I have done some reaserch and decided that im going to use media portal as the frontend.

So far the only component that i have picked out it the case. I want to use the silverstone grandia GD08.

What i need the system to do is as follows:
-Store all of my ripped dvd/blu-ray movies and tv shows and music.
-Play them all back in full HD (assuming they were ripped right) via HDMI to my 50 inch plasma.
-Play live TV via the Arial port in my wall.
-Act as the 1 location for all of my media files that will be accessed from all of my other pc around the house.
-Have emulators on it for playing games. E.G. ps1, PS2, 64 and so on.

I would like to keep it under $1000.

I live in Australia so newegg is out of the question as far as online retailers go.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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April 21, 2014 12:09:09 PM

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/4rht
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core $249.00
Motherboard ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 $87.00
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $96.99
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD $99.00
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.00
Case Silverstone GD08B (Black) HTPC $159.00
Power Supply Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V $99.00
Optical Drive LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $89.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $115.00
Total: $1062.99

its a little over budget, but i didnt know if you needed OS.
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April 21, 2014 8:00:27 PM

Cheers for the assist. I dont need an os. However I dont need a tv tuner card. I have been looking at the avermedia capteur hd hybrid pcie card. Has anybody had any experience with this card. Also I have been reading the emulators only require a decent cpu not a dedicated gpu. Is this correct, I would be hoping to use my ps2 emulator on this build.
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April 21, 2014 8:36:30 PM

a ps2 emulator should be fine on the integrated graphics.
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May 2, 2014 7:46:51 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CxDw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CxDw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CxDw/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($63.77 @ Amazon)
Other: Hp USB MCE Remote Control Usb Ir Receiver ($18.98)
Total: $423.21
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