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Please check my HTPC spec

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September 24, 2008 7:07:05 AM

Hi Folks

This is my first ever HTPC build and before I press the "Buy" button could you cast your eye over my choice of components and advise me whats hot and what not!!

I still need to spec ram and would also like to know what cables, fans and general odds and sods I may need to complete the build.

Many thanks

Stu (UK)

Case
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130945

MoBo
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID...

keyboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119977/show_product_revie...

Mouse
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/119593

TV card
http://shop.blackgold.tv/product/3540.html

CPU
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=AMD+4850e&x=40&y=15

HARD DISK
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143288

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September 24, 2008 12:36:16 PM

Looks great for a HTPC. The Earthwatts PSU is trustworthy. FYI, all the accessories, screws, etc. come in the case. You'll need a medium Phillips ("Crosshead") screwdriver at a minimum. And maybe a pair of needle-nose pliers.
September 24, 2008 4:26:26 PM

What about an operating system and RAM?

Also, you'll want to either get a remote or else change your case to the Antec Veris Fusion which looks like the NSK2480, but comes bundled with a remote and front display.
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September 24, 2008 6:05:08 PM

OS is already purchased, Vista 32 bit Ultimate.

RAM, well I'm open to suggestions, what would people recommend as suitable ram for this MoBo.

I have got a remote that I bought of Ebuyer some months ago when I had the first urges of a HTPC build!!

Thanks for the input so far.

Stu
September 25, 2008 2:43:22 PM

Look into Kingston DDR2-800.
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