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    My First HTPC Build

    Putting together my first htpc w/ spare parts I have and looking for opinions. It'll be used for streaming, some web browsing, playing dvds/dvr, emulator gaming, etc. Id like to keep everything below $350, I have no preference of brand, but I do like the case a lot so I'm pretty set on that.

    Win7 Home Premium 32x $0
    Intel E7200 w/ E5200 Heatsink $0
    Corsair 2x1GB CM2X1024-6400C4 $0
    SilverStone LC02 "Clone" w/ 220w psu $35 ebay
    EVERCOOL 80x15mm + 2x Scythe 60x25 Mini Kaze $27 jab-tech
    Gigabyte G41M-ES2L $51 ewiz
    Laptop SATA DVD/CD R/W Drive $25
    Samsung 1TB SpinPoint F3 $60 ebay
    PowerCooler Go! 5450 512MK3-SH w/ low profile bracket $25 AMIR newegg
    PCI-E 1x Ribbon Riser Cable + PCI-E 16x Ribbon Riser Cable $18 ebay
    Internal USB IR Receiver w/ MCE Remote $25 ebay
    AVerMedia Duet (White Box) $57 ebay

    Total = $323 AMIR

    **Updated w/ Total Cost**

    Ordered everything, just waiting on it to come in.
    Last edited by Catalan; 09-12-10 at 04:01 AM.

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    Desktop
    MyOpenPC Domo Pro PCI | ST70F w/ PP05 Cable Kit | 2600K | Armageddon w/ 2x140mm BGears | P67A-GD65 | 2x4GB 1600 | GTX480 | X-Fi XtremeGamer | Crucial M4 64GB | Seagate 2.5" 500GB

    HTPC
    SG05B w/ 450w PSU | i3-530 | Samuel17 | H55N-USB3 | 2x2GB PC3-1333 | Palit LP GTS450 | Crucial M225 64GB | Samsung F4 2TB

    Backup PC *Rebuilding*
    A05NB | ST60F | X58A-UD3R | 3x2GB PC3-1333 | MSI 4890 1GB OC | Crucial C300 64GB | Samsung F3 1TB | BMI Pro

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    You don't really need much in terms of a mobo for a HTPC. Performance doesn't matter.

    As for the card, are you using unencrypted cable? If so, then the Happauge card will work, not sure what a duet is. These days I suggest HD-PVRs for forward compatibility. It has the advantage of working with any signal source and full HD support (potentially 3d support as well but I have not tested that myself). Content operators are little b*t*hes these days and you need the flexibility to be able to constantly switch to a better deal. This is one of the advantages of a diy HTPC. The HD-PVR will ensure you can switch to whatever with minimal fuss.

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