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Topic # 23927 11-Jul-2008 12:06
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Hey, looking into getting a htpc and here is what I have come up with so far.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pfvI2t8ZjwM_0JgWe574HbQ

I'm looking to be using it for Freeview mainly and for all my TV-Series and Movies to be stored on.

Any cheaper solutions for least amount of power decrease would be greatly appreciated


Thanks In Advanced Smile

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  Reply # 146776 11-Jul-2008 14:14
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Are you missing one of the HDD off the main list? The partition table doesnt match up is all, looks like youve got a 500 & a 750 but only a 500 listed? IMO, the more the better... esp if ur gona be ripping blurays?
REason I ask is cos you want a Bluray writer. Do you need one? You could save yourself a couple of hundred there if not

You also said you'd be using it for freeview. You'll need a dvb-t tuner for that (or a STB) too

Otherwise looks good to me




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  Reply # 146777 11-Jul-2008 14:18
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O yea forgot to mention, I have a few parts in this pc that I am going to take out and use in the HTPC when I build it.

A 750GB HDD and Hauppauge HVR 3000

Those are going because a) tuner card is best suited in the HTPC as then I don't have to leave this pc on all the time and b) the 750gb hdd has all my current media on it and would be wasted for just my music library and game installations etc.

I'm currently undecided on if I want a writer or just a blu ray reader either way I would like to get Blu Ray involved to further justify my purchase and so I can start a Blu-Ray collection.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 146790 11-Jul-2008 14:31
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Cool I assume you know that the HVR3000 isn't a dual digital tuner? That might not bother some people, depends how much recording you do really.

Blank blu-rays are still a really silly price so depends how much you want to spend really. A writer would be nice but Im not getting one for my htpc. Anything I rip I convert to a high quality divx or similar for storage anyway.

You can pick up the LiteOn BD-rom for $250 or the LG BD/HDD rom (non writing version of the one you want) for under $300?




HTPC: Silverstone Crown CW02 case | Asus P5Q-L main board | Intel Dual core E8400 3.0GHz CPU | Thermalright Ultra120-Extreme Passive CPU Cooler | Blackgold BTG3540 TV Tuner & Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE Edition | Asus EN9600GT-Silent Passive GPU | 4GB Supertalent DDR2 800 RAM | 5+TB HDD space | LiteOn DH-401S BD/DVD/CD reader | Corsair HX-520w PSU | 1 single Noctua Silent Case fan | Logitech diNovo Bluetooth Media Desktop | Logitech Harmony 785 Universal Remote | Logitech Wireless Rumblepad 2 | Windows 7 Media Center, MediaBrowser & Arcsoft Total Media Theatre

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