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AMD HTPC Build | Blu-Ray unto thee

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by johnnyfiive, Jan 6, 2009.

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    My main rig is basically complete so its time to focus on the living room, Blu-Ray focus really. I'm planning to build a HTPC that will have a dual purpose. File server and media center. Here is a list of the parts in mind:

    AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz CPU (link)
    ASUS M3A78-EM 780G Motherboard (link)
    G.Skill DDRII 800Mhz 4GB|2x2GB Memory (link)
    Lite-On Blu-Ray Drive (link)
    Adesso WKB-3000UB Wireless Mini Keyboard (link)
    Western Digital Black 500GB 32MB Cache Hard Drive (link)

    Still deciding on the case. I will be piecing this together over the next couple months. :rockout:

    Any suggestions?
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    That board is crazy cdawall! Laptop memory?! Haha. No optical out though. :(
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    True, true. A 1TB drive will more than likely be what I end up going with. Just piecing things together to see the cost.
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    Just remember that if you have XP, you have to jump through fiery hoops to get blu-ray playability, and you have a total of about 2 software players to choose from (regardless if you have the codecs or not) which is corel, and powerdvd 7 BD and later.
    However, once you do, its a beautiful thing, blu-ray on full 1080p is awesome.
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    I'm kinda liking the cheap rosewill cases. I have a good " hidden " spot for the htpc so visuals don't matter to me. This thing is cheap, $19.99. I already have a 500w PSU, case is all I need.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111

    The OS will be Vista no doubt.
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    PowerDVD rocks. Don't ever go near or even think about Corel's WinDVD in your dream. WinDVD is horrible. I had tough time in making that POS work for my friend's HDPC build. Finally I gave up and gave my PDVD ultra to him.
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    but it does do 7.1 out analog out still works ;)

    but seeing how it doesn'y need to be hidden its a mute point

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