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Old May 27, 2007, 12:48 AM
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Default Budget HTPC

Tested some parts (motherboard & CPU) that I had lying around and got a crazy notion of building a Budget HTPC. The wife liked the idea so much she insisted I build this before my gaming rig.

Out of my current PC I'm sacrificing the video card cause it's an All-in-Wonder and out of the parts for my gaming rig I'm sacrificing the PSU and sound card.

So after pricing out the parts I need It's going to come in around $350 before taxes from DC.

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ @ 1.80GHz - Free
Gigabyte GA-7VAX KT400 - Free
1GB Crucial Rendition PC3200 DDR400 - $81.90
ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB - Free (Sacrificed)
SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio - Free (Sacrificed)
ASUS WL-138G-V2 Wireless G Network Adapter - $23.54
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7900 RPM 8MB ATA100 - $77.76
LG 18X8X16 DVD±RW Black - $36.50
Nmedia MP-500 - Free Sacrificed)
Silverstone LC17 HTPC Black - $129.64

Total: $349.36
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