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February 21, 2010 12:35:08 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month period

BUDGET RANGE: $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Home theater, general Internet use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: TV

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Only preference is probably just a Intel processor

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not needed for HTPC

MONITOR RESOLUTION: My TV resolution is 1366 x 768.

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February 21, 2010 1:02:05 AM

Here's a build I was considering myself.

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 5000B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - Retail
Nice little HTPC case.
$60

GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
H55 mobo with USB 3.0.
$110

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder 1229 PCI-Express x1 Interface - OEM
Dual-tuner, so you can record and watch simultaneously.
$110

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Decent PSU.
$55 - $10 MiR

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80616I3530 - Retail
Intel, low power consumption, integrated GPU, and HD audio bitstreaming.
$125

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
Low volts, CL7.
$115

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2TB Samsung F3. Fast drive, low power consumption. 1TB out of stock.
$180

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse - Retail
Nice wireless KB. Can be upgraded to one with a touchpad/trackball if you want.
$32

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM
Just a BR reader. You might want to look at a BR combo drive if you want to burn CDs and/or DVDs, or a BR burner.
$62

Rosewill Windows 7 Certified Media Center Infrared Remote Control RRC-127
A remote.
$28

Total: $886.89 before rebates
You have room to upgrade that ODD to a BR burner (~$150) or get an OS if you need one.

EDIT: Forgot the HDD, but fixed.
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February 21, 2010 2:16:01 AM


You prolly dun need that AthlonII X4 so an X3 would do hehe SSD also a luxury IMO
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February 21, 2010 2:34:58 AM

Check the iNavigator from Unisen. its a wireless PC remote with full qwerty and a touch pad mouse. Not much bigr than a blackberry and looks alot like it. jus like a wireless keyboard/mouse but hand-held. also has linnk button to web site with one-click to online steaming content. $49 bucks, not bad--unisen-usa.com or ebay.
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February 21, 2010 4:29:54 AM

Thank you replying to my thread. I will consider all and then repost the components for a reevaluation.
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February 21, 2010 1:44:27 PM

Alright, I have come up with a build from your suggestion.

EDIT: I realized that my build is going to be similar to blackjellognor.

@mookieray I could not find any picture on the iNavigator but I guess you meant the iPazzport.

I like it and I might get that instead of other keyboard.
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February 24, 2010 1:08:12 PM

Jake, check back on the site today if you haven't already. They've put the iNav on the site at $59. and are saying it is available March 15th.
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February 24, 2010 1:11:44 PM

it looks just like the ipazzport, but will have a yellow button where the alt key is that will take you to the iTV server. Once there, it's one-click city and you can literally watch a netflix, hulu, youtube video etc. very easily. Once the product gets on the street and in the hands of more users, it will be THE remote to have.
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