I'd like to put an HTPC together that I can use to watch some high def content and divx etc; play games (resolution 1366X768) as well as record
using a pvr tv card. What components should I be looking for. I have to build from scratch. Case, Mobo, AMD or Intel, Tvcard, HDD, graphics card etc....
Also what sort of TV card sould I be looking at? Is there a card with a rfemote that can be programmed so I can lounch appications such as winamp, powerdvd etc and control them as well....
All suggestions would be appreciyated.
NB. Dont want do braek the bank, something resonable.....
how much are you willing to spend? how hardcore of a gamer are you? and your going to watch tv on this pc but are you going to be saving alot of tv shows, movies ect. on it? if i know that the i can help you.
I'm thinking of putting together a htpc myself.budget around 3000 $.Here's what i've come up with so far.
SONY KDL-26S2010 BRAVIA LCD
COOLERMASTER RC-732 PRAETORIAN 732 SILVER
THERMALTAKE W0105 TOUGHPOWER 700W
ABIT AB9 PRO
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6600 2.40 GHZ LGA775 - 1066 FSB - BOX
OCZ pc 5400 2x1 gb
SAPPHIRE ATI X1900XT 256MB PCI-E LITE RETAIL
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.10 ST3400620AS 400GB 16MB SATA2 NCQ
PIONEER DVR-111D - BLACK BULK
CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER X-FI MUSIC
LOGITECH Z-5400 THX
If you want you can throw in a logitech universal remote for the tv and the speakers,plus you can have a look at media cases for pc (silverstone etc.)but i wouldn't go with that because of the small space and heat of these cases..good luck..i know i'll need it..