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Help with HTPC - Recommendations Please

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November 4, 2006 3:54:52 AM

Hi,

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.....

Thanks

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November 4, 2006 4:00:31 AM

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.
November 4, 2006 5:34:40 AM

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..
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