Hi there geekzone helpers,
I am a total amateur HTPC user and a absolute amateur geek.
As late as it sounds I have just discovered Home Theatre PC Systems and now have a real interest for them.
I was currently working on building my own but I have no great knowledge of the requirements needed for a good quality HTPC.
I thought you could use a normal pc desktop but just add the requirements needed but i was wrong as the pc will struggle in most areas.
I have VISTA HOME PREMIUM, THE MCE Keyboard and the Hauppage IR Receiver and Remote and am going to run the pc off my SAMSUNG LCD.
Could someone help me with building a good quality HTPC getting all the great benefits out of it i.e (recording, hdtv,music,bluray installation,dvd's etc) in the cheapest expense listing all the requirements and costs.
If buying an already made 1 is better & cheaper please note.
YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!