Thursday, March 20, 2008

My New HTPC Build

Current HTPC
-2.4 P4
-760 gig of generic ram (3 sticks)
-9600XT w/tuner
--WinTV-PVR-150 tuner
-40 gig 5400 rpm IDE hard drive
-430 Watt PS
-250 gig IDE hard drive
-DVD Rom IDE drive
-AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1 Sound Card

What I will be using from old HTPC
-430 Watt PS
-250 gig IDE hard drive
-DVD Rom IDE drive
-WinTV-PVR-150 tuner
-AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1 Sound Card


The Upgrades

GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$87.55 Club-it - with free John Woo’s Stranglehold PC Game

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1800 1129 NTSC/ATSC/QAM/FM Tuner Card PCI Express X1 - WhiteBox - Retail
Item #: N82E16815116016 $94.99 Newegg

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231144 $64.99 Newegg

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Brisbane 2.1GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor Model ADH2350DOBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103231
$89.99 Newegg

EXCELSTOR Jupiter Series ESJ8160S 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822210003 $45.99 Newegg - For OS

Future Add-on
-Blue Ray drive (going to wait on prices to come down)

Current Case

Just got the Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (780G) motherboard in. Should get the rest tomorrow.

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