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Sub-$1000 HTPC

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April 23, 2006 8:59:00 PM

I've got an extra vid card (eVGA nvidia 6600 GT), which is one way I'm able to achieve this. Is this going to be quiet enough for a HTPC? My plan doesn't involve OC'ing, so no extra case fans, planning on using the stock HSF. I also want componentry that will last at least 2 or 3 years.

Thermaltake Bach Media Lab VB8000SNS Silver Aluminum/Steel ATX Desktop Computer Case - Retail
ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail
Patriot 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System
SAMSUNG Combo Drive Beige IDE Model SH-M522C/BEWN - OEM
Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Platinum 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Antec NeoHE 500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail

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April 24, 2006 1:07:58 PM

For that configuration that vga card is silly men.

When you get it sell it and buy geforce 6800GT and above.

If U dont plan to play games you can leave it 8)
April 27, 2006 12:46:51 AM

System Configuration is all good for HTPC. Only one problem.. is that video card.
Sell your video card and get an ATI X1300 ALL IN WONDER. This video card is specialize for HTPC, and compatible with Windows Media Center 2005 with controller included.come built with TV TUNER and RADIO TUNER. Experience ATI AVIVO view your movie files in HD. Also has HD out put.
This video card is great for gaming and multimedia.
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