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Building A Small High Definition HTPC

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by wiak, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. wiak

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    Am planing of building a htpc, and it has to be as small it can get and has to play 1080p smooth and output 1080p out dvi
    so this its is what i came up with
    here is how the case look like
    http://shg.no/documents/wmv/5691_SHG...20_CBR@5Mb.wmv
    ok its a show off

    Chassis Specs
    (W)430mm x (D)270mm x (H)53mm
    200W PowerSupply
    MicroATX Motherboard
    EE CPU (not Extreme Edition but Energy Efficent) or vanilla

    System Specs:
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Socket AM2 2.0GHz 2x512kB Boxed 65w EE
    CPU FAN: Hiper HFC-20820-C1 AM2 CPU Cooler (only 106 x 80 x 35 mm big)
    Motherboard: Abit NF-M2 (Geforce6150+nforce430), GBLan, 7.1 surround, DVI-D out
    RAM: OCZ DDR2 1024MB Gold Edition PC2-7200 1024MB 900MHz. (5.5.5.15) this might be OVERKILL but hey the price is the same for a ~PC2-5400
    TV: Hauppauge OEM WinTV PVR-150 MCE Certified
    Case: Hiper HMC-1K53A Media Center Case Black mATX
    DVD-RW Slim: any 8x slim DVD+R/DVD-R & DL burner
    HD: Western Digital Caviar 250GB, 7200RPM, 8MB Cache, ATA133 (old one, me wants to get rid of it, my gaming rig will be legacy free of pata bs!

    HDTV Setup
    SONY KDL-40W2000 40" LCD-TV FullHD 1920x1080p, 16:9, 8ms, 8000:1, 2xHDMI
    1:1 Pixelmapping via HDMI>DVI
    so i should be covered

    nothing has been bought yet, including HDTV
     
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    Such a small psu... can it handle all of that?
     
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    I don't think it will. Not with any sort of high end gfx card. You could always add on an external 12v psu that would be remote switched by the main PSU. That's a hassle though.
     

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