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Old January 27, 2009, 01:27 PM
deltatux deltatux is offline
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My System Specs

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For my HTPC I just did it this way:
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Motherboard: ASUS M3A
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 2.0 GHz (Windsor)
Graphics: ATi Radeon HD 3450 w/ 256 MB GDDR2 VRAM
Power Supply: 500W
Cooling: AMD Stock
Memory: 2GB Kingston DDR2-667 RAM
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 7200 RPM w/ 16 MB Cache
Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW (IDE)
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium x64 SP1
Note that Windows Vista Home Premium comes with Windows Media Center, no need for anything else on top of that.

Most TV tuner remotes are Media Center compatible. My ATi TV Wonder 650 remote works pretty well. It's just annoying that it does have a stop button (wtf?).

Best of all, the system is HD ready since the Radeon HD 3450 has UVD that decodes the HD files.
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