Hey guys, ive been a lurker for quite some time now, decided i should finally post my stuff and contribute a bit
This is my HTPC so far:
AMD 5000+ dual core
Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme
NZXT hush case
Corsair 450w PSU
Corsair 2GB @1066mhz
Asus DVD writer combo drive
Asus M3N-H/HDMI motherboard
Asus 8600GT silent *i got this off kiwijunglist who i suspect is the same person on this forum*
Cheap generic card reader
thats the specs so far, still got some stuff to order
2x 1TB seagate HDDs
My wireless controllers, like a dinovo mini and a universal remote, thats enough chat, i'll give you all some pictures to chew on aye ;-)
this PC will be running XP and media portal, it will be fully remote controlled if i can get some answers to a few questions i have.
I am planning on getting the logitech harmony one remote http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=14043 and the hauppage HVR-4000 http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=13100 , the HVR-4000 comes with a remote and IR of RF receiver, can THIS remote be used to operate mediaportal, as i have heard people say it will only operate the software that came with the TV card-ie. WINTV or the like, and not be able to scroll through mediaportal menus-is this true? The harmony one is compatable with this TV card and reciever but i am unsure if it will do the things i want, like have all the functions of the remote in mediaportal. Sorry if that sounds confusing but to put it basicly. Will the harmony one fully work with mediaportal THROUGH the HVR-4000 receiver? any answers to that question will be appriciated.
this was the case when i got it, it was described as a 'high gloss black'....it wasnt....
so i took it to work and got it repainted....thats much better
annother pic which i adjusted to show the gloss better
a few peices together
i have some new pictures of it, but for the life of me i cant find them, i will update them later. I have cut out all the mesh on the vents in the case, i have also made all my fans to run on 7v through the molex power mod, which has made my PC dead silent while its running, the 2TB of HDDs will be suspended for further noise reduction, i will line most of the case with acoustic foam too. I have heard the foam dosent do much, but i just happen to have some lying around.
well thats about it for my media pc. This PC will never see a game in its lifetime. I already have a gaming PC, i will post some info on that if you guys want too.
thats it for now, any info on the question ould be appriciated, thanks.