Saturday, April 8, 2006

My HTPC (Part 1 of an N part series)

I am finally building an HTPC, In case you arent sure what that is, its a Home Theater Personal Computer, the new receiver, mp3, DVD player, Tivo all in one
Step one: go to Central Computer and explain my needs
Step two: get recommendations and buy online for a fraction of the price
Step three: find each component at
Step four: search for each component name from eWiz on Froogle
(eWiz beats any price on Froogle automagically ... What a deal)
What I ended up getting:
Asus P4P800-E DELUXE P4(S478)/865PE/FSB800/SATA/RAID/A&GBE/1394/ATX Motherboard
( most linux compatible )
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz 533MHz 478pin 1MB Prescott CPU
( great deal and fast enough for what we are doing )
2 Samsung SP2004C 200GB SATA II 7200rpm 8MB Hard Drive
( a good deal and wanted a bunch of storage and quiet)
Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 6200 128M AGP Card
(no fan heat sync [no noise] card)
Lite-On SHW-160P6S 16x DVD+/-RW Drive (Black), Bulk
Elixir 1GB DDR400 64x8 CL3 Memory
Antec NeoHE 380 High Efficiency 380W Power Supply
( Low noise and cheap )
Thermaltake VC4000SNS Mozart Desktop HTPC Case
( Looked Cool )
Not at eWiz:
pcHDTV 3000
Phillips Windows Media Center Remote control
Part 2: When I receive everything ordered on line

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