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HTPC Rig just want opinions

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September 28, 2010 3:12:08 PM

Case: Aerocool PGS Q200 mATX-$80
CPU: AMD Athlon x4 630 $110
Mother Board: AsRock 880GMH-LE-USB3-$90
Fx Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570 $100
RAM: Team 4GB Single $113
HDD: 1TB EARS Green Western Digital $90
Sound Card: Audigy Value 7.1 $40
TV Tuner Card: Leadtek TV2000-RM Expert $15
OS: Windows 7 Pro (for remote desktop)
Total Price: $640approx

just want some opinions

thx guys

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September 28, 2010 3:33:04 PM

That mobo has integrated video card, you don't need the HD 5570, are you gaming on the PC? The video card is too weak for gaming anyway.

Get 2 sticks of 2GB each DDR3 RAM. Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1GB HDD if you can. That case comes with a power supply unit?

Where are you buying from?





September 28, 2010 4:13:14 PM

^+1 (I'm sure mo meant 1TB HDD BTW :) )

A few more comments:

The TV tuner... what country are you in? That tuner only supports NTSC and PAL. NTSC is a dead-end and PAL is for outside the US. For US, you'll want an ATSC clear-QAM tuner.

Why the sound card? Onboard audio is sufficient... especially if you are going HDMI or S/PDIF.

September 29, 2010 3:12:53 AM

rwpritchett said:
^+1 (I'm sure mo meant 1TB HDD BTW :) )

A few more comments:

The TV tuner... what country are you in? That tuner only supports NTSC and PAL. NTSC is a dead-end and PAL is for outside the US. For US, you'll want an ATSC clear-QAM tuner.

Why the sound card? Onboard audio is sufficient... especially if you are going HDMI or S/PDIF.
i live in australia so that tv card will work fine for me
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