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Need help building DVR\HTPC

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by BrooksyX, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. BrooksyX


    Jan 7, 2008
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    Okay so ive been wanting to build a cheap dvr\htpc from the extra parts laying around my room. Here is the setup that I have right now:

    MSI K9VGM-V Am2 mATX motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4ghz w/ stock cooling
    Ati Radeon 2400pro 256mb (w/ HDMI adaptor)
    Mushkin 1 gb DDR2 800 ram
    WD 80gb Sata II HDD
    Lite-On IDE DVD-Rom
    Rosewill 350 watt PSU

    I plan on hooking this up to my 32"" Vizio LCD via HDMI (audio and video). I just want to use this to stop and rewind/fastward live tv, record shows while im at school/work or watching a different channel (with the LCD tuner). I don't have cable in my room so it will just be over the air HD channels.

    So right now I am wanting to pick up a cheap low profile case, Any ideas? I'm also going to need a TV Tuner card w/ digitial support, what would you guys suggest?

    Also what software should I use, Linux with Myth TV? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Something else?

    Thanks!!! :toast:

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