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wollyka
02-02-09, 06:24 PM
Hi
I am looking into building a HTPC for the living room to replace the old dead VHS video recorder :p but i need recommendations from the experts here since i never built one before (only desktop pcs).

Well, obviously, the case should be compact (not much space available in the room) and if it has a small LCD built in the better (optional).. Also i am searching for quiet components (PSU, CPUs fans, HDDs) since well you know it is in the living room and i don't want it to sound like my main PC (which is very loud with 8+ fans in it)..
The power consumption should be reasonable too since it will be used most of the day..
Main uses: Record live tv shows +DVR+ act like a media storage center (the usual stuff)

Any recommendations?
Thanks
edit: the title should be Recommendations for a HTPC!

a12ctic
02-02-09, 07:12 PM
780G + a e4850 or e5050 + micro atx/mini atx case.

mullet
02-02-09, 08:07 PM
780G + a e4850 or e5050 + micro atx/mini atx case.

What she said. :captnkill:

einstein_314
02-03-09, 02:28 AM
I'm currently working on a new HTPC myself. Check out the below recommended systems. I'm going to go with the Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H mobo, haven't decided on the rest yet. Other than the case, a Lian Li PC-C36B...sexy case.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=14239742#post14239742

wollyka
02-03-09, 09:44 AM
thx for your input guys..
einstein thx for the link, good read :)

wollyka
02-03-09, 01:06 PM
silly question: a tv tuner is required if i want to plug in the antenna (SD on the air TV) directly in the htpc and record (+watch shows), right?

Bman212121
02-03-09, 01:19 PM
silly question: a tv tuner is required if i want to plug in the antenna (SD on the air TV) directly in the htpc and record (+watch shows), right?

yes a tuner is required.

wollyka
02-03-09, 04:30 PM
any recommendation for a good tv tuner?