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Old March 22, 2011, 03:02 PM
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Default New HTPC Build

Hey guys, so I just moved into a new house and have setup my first projector setup for my HT. I've been using my laptop (Alienware m11x) to display online streams and stuff for my watching needs but decided on getting a dedicated HTPC instead. I started with a $500 budget when I was looking at things like the Dell Zino HD 410 or a Nettop PC (like eeePC) but decided they didn't offer what I wanted. I order my stuff yesterday and will update when I get the build going. For now here is a picture of my current setup (my laptop using sits where the yellow cables are located.

I plan on setting up this HTPC and sitting it on top of my audio rack next to my PS3/360/Wii but I may move the Wii so it won't be cramped.

Here is what I've got going.

Case: Lian Li PC-V354B

Motherboard: Asus P8H67-M Evo B3

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 1333MHz 4GB

Power Supply: OCZ ModXSteam Pro 700W

HDD: WD 1000GB Black SATA

DVD-RW: Samsung SH-S223C

Bluetooth: Asus BT211

I will also be using Windows 7 Professional x64, an existing USB IR receiver for remote control support, existing Xbox 360 wireless controller and usb adapter, existing BT Apple wireless keyboard (looking for replacement, likely Logitech K340), existing Logitech Performance MX mouse. At first I will be using the Intel HD 3000 graphics chipset but when I upgrade my video cards in my gaming rig (Two ASUS Dark Knight Radeon 4870 1GB in CrossFire) I'll install them in this HTPC for some gaming too.

Looking forward to building this machine and posting pictures. Let me know what you think.
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