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Building a HTPC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dia01, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Dia01


    Sep 14, 2006
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    Have been for sometime looking to build a HTPC. Any suggestions on the components selected or better ideas. The Q6600 is replacing my E6600 and I'll use the Quad in my current rig and the E6600 will go into the HTPC. Using my old 8800GTS 320MB card which I already have a water block and the system will be cooled by the Zalman Passive Reserator for silence. Anyone had much to do with TV Tuner's? Does this one perform alright?

    Zalman HD160XT PLUS BLACK HTPC ATX Case, 7 Wide Touch LCD, Aluminium, Remote Control, Front: Card Reader, USB, IEEE1394

    Pentium 4 (LGA775) - Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R M/b - P35, 1333MHz FSB, Dual DDR3-1333MHz/DDR2-1066, PCI Express x16, SATA II RAID, GbE LAN, 8Ch, ATX

    Desktop - 620W Corsair HX-620 ATX Modular Power Supply, 120mm fan, Dual PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 8 SATA Connectors, Universal AC input 90~264V

    Core 2 Duo/Quad (LGA775) - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU, 2.40 GHz, FSB 1066MHz, 2x4MB L2 Cache, Socket LGA775

    7200 RPM SATA - Samsung 400GB HD403LJ HDD - SATA II 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, NoiseGuard, SilentSeek, 3-year warranty

    Sony SATA BLACK AWG170SB2B Internal DL Multiformat 18x DVD±RW Drive - 12x DVD-RAM, 8x ±R DL, Software included, OEM

    Digital - PCI-E 1x, AVerTV Duo Hybrid, MPEG-2, Worldwide Analog TV, DVB-T Digital TV, PIP/PAP, MPEG1/2/4 Recording, FM Radio, Remote

    Genius LuxeMate 810 Media Cruiser Keyboard, USB, 34 Hotkeys, Slim design, Keyboard, Mouse, Remote Control function

    Kit - Zalman Reserator 2 Fanless Water Cooling System, Anodized Pure Aluminium, Unites the functions of a reservoir/radiator/water pump

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  2. tzitzibp


    Nov 17, 2007
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    I think this set up will be more than ok.:rolleyes:

    The only thing that I would add are a couple of 500GB wd disks for the extra capacity.
    I´m using 1x80GB(system), 1X320GB (music) and 1X500GB (movies) and after about a year I have a total of about 80GB left:banghead:... do not make the same mistake ... add disks to your system...

    good luck with your new toy! :toast:

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