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Building Htpc...sort Of

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Hey everyone, I need some advice about building a PC for my Home Theatre.


I've decided to go the cheap route since I have 3 other PC's in the house anyway.


Here's what I have so far:


I bought a cheap PowMax black mATX case w/ handle. Has one ext. 3.5" bay, and one int. And one stealth ext. 5-1/4" bay. Front audio, USB.


ChainTech 7NIF2 SUMMIT NF2 Mobo - $55.00


PowerColor Radeon 9700 Pro - $90.00 (used)


Athlon XP 2600 Barton (locked - currently in my gaming rig. Replacing it with a XP-M2600 to overclock)


Adaptec VideOh! PCI card (already had this, gift from a friend, has S-Video, and Analog Video inputs, and stereo Analog Audio inputs)


Wireless RF black keyboard with built it trackball




From what I can tell, the Chaintech mobo has a header for a SPDIF output, but does not include the adapter/riser. Does anyone know where I could get one of these? I've tried Chaintech's site, and their authorized retailers, and nothing.


Anyways, if I can find one of those, it'll negate the need for a separate sound card. If I can find one, I'd like to go with a Sound Blaster Audigy.




Anyone have any advice as far as what else I could do? Or the best way to do things?

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