Re: ~ Official "I watch TV on my PC" thread ~
So at my new home we have a very interesting setup. We don't have cable TV and only miss it when there's a game on TV that isn't streamed, which seems to be really rare. At that point it's just a good excuse to go out to a bar lol.
We have a C2Q Q8400 in our server, 8gb of RAM, 5x2 TB of drives in RAID-5 and they currently store around 3TB of legally owned and obtained movies and TV series that my roommate or I own.
My other roommate has a 55" TV and a (poorly designed and built, but it's fast) HTPC in the living room that acts as our media hub. It has a Core i-5 2500K, 4gb of RAM and an ATi 5870. It's powerful, but it is loud and intrusive, not at all an ideal HTPC solution. These are all connected over a gigabit network for optimal streaming.
My desktop also has 5x2 TB drives in a RAID-5 array so we're actually doing full backups of our media server to my desktop in the event of a drive or hardware failure that isn't covered by the RAID array.
Oh and it's all tied together in the living room with the high end Logitech Z 5500 5.1 speaker setup that my other roommate owns... if you've noticed the trend, it's that I don't pay for anything and we build all the cool **** out of my roommate's stuff lol. I do own the networking equipment though... I guess that was my contribution lol.
But between Netflix, legal TV streams like Big Bang Theory, Southpark, etc.. (for all the new shows) and our personally owned copies we're set
Q6600 3.4ghz (378x9) - 1.5v
8gb (4x2gb) OCZ Gold DDR2-800 (5-4-4-12)
MSI+ASUS GTX 470 SLI
Dell u3011 IPS Display
HP 22" Auxiliary Monitor
256gb Western Digital Silicon Edge Blue SSD
5x2tb RAID-5 Array
750W PC P&C PSU
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit & Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
Core i7 740QM
Nvidia GTX 460m
1tb WD HDD
120gb Corsair SSD
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