Glow of fire Posted May 11, 2009 Posted May 11, 2009 So, I wanted a HTPC so I could use it as a variety of things. They are: TV receiver/recorder (to replace my Dish PVR) NAS(to replace my NSLU+Hard drives) DVD/BD Player(obvious what this replaces...) Amplifier(for my 5.1 Surround sound speakers, could this replace an amplifier assuming a sound card is present?) Gaming(To replace my Wii perhaps, I have a better system for hardcore gaming) I was thinking about this build: Cheap Intel CPU+ Mobo = about $100 Case+PSU= about $50 BD Drive+ Big HD=about $200 Ram=$25 Sound card=$60 TV Tuner=$100 Nvidia 6200=$0(I have a spare one) This totals up to about $535, right? What about OS? I was thinking about XP MCE, but Vista Home Premium has MCE inherent in it, so I think I'll use that. Am I Missing something? Will an HTPC be able to handle everything above? Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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