HTPC Build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default HTPC Build

Hey,

I am putting together an HTPC build to hopefully complete in the next 3 months.

As I am a bit dated with current PC configurations, I was looking for a little input.

What it needs to do:
HTPC for watching movies on 60" 1080p TV. No serious gaming.
Once my home theater room is finished it will also run the sound system. (another project with a 1 year completion goal)
Quiet. Here I will sacrifice power for less noise.

What I have:
hard drives o plenty. WD black 1 and 2TB
DVD Drives
Case
Seasonic 350w 80
OS

What I need:
mATX board would prefer built in WiFi if not low profile WiFi card.
Can we still get them with ISA slots?
CPU (Intel fanboy but does not matter if an AMD will outperform)
Perhaps after market cooler?
RAM DDR1 if possible
GPU (if necessary)? Low profile
Sound card (if necessary)? low profile

Budget:
Not really an issue. Will spend more to reduce sound but I do not need to break the bank as there will not be high demands upon this rig.

US links are just fine. I may not availability for all items though.

Thank you all very much.
__________________

__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
 
PP Mguire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,325
Default Re: HTPC Build

Uh. Why do you want ISA and DDR1? You can make a completely silent mITX rig easy.
__________________

__________________
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: HTPC Build

The winks were not enough?
__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
ninja troll
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,019
Default Re: HTPC Build

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hefemeister View Post
The winks were not enough?
i thought you were just coming on to me


ive always thought that these were pretty cool:
Newegg.com - Zotac ZBOXHD-ID34BR Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core NVIDIA ION2 w/2GB RAM, 250G HDD Blu-ray Mini-PC
__________________
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Corsair 550VX
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
8gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Sapphire Radeon 6870


jasonalwaysready is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.