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New HTPC SPec

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mechanicom, 9 Mar 2006.

  1. mechanicom

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 399

    Hi there

    I'm currently speccing a new HTPC build with Windows Media Centre. How does the following look?

    Im not sure about the case, although the silverstones look good, however only the micro ATX LC11 is available on OCUK. Are OCUK going to stock the larger silverstone cases?

    Will this system be poerful enough for games/HD recording etc and also VISTA when its available...

    Cheers for any advice/info...


    CP-134-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
    £182.95 £182.95
    MB-118-AS Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi X16 (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-118-AS)
    £119.95 £119.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £99.95 £99.95
    GX-033-OK OcUK GeForce 7800GTX SILENT Extreme 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) (GX-033-DE)
    £219.95 £219.95
    CA-036-AN Antec Phantom 500W Hybrid Fan Silent ATX2.0 PSU (CA-036-AN)
    £84.95 £84.95
    HD-018-SA Samsung SpinPoint P SP2504C 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-018-SA)
    £54.95 £109.90
    CD-028-NE NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Silver) - OEM (CD-028-NE)
    £26.95 £26.95
    SC-003-HT HDA Digital X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect PCI Dolby Soundcard (SC-003-HT)
    £75.95 £75.95
    AC-000-AC Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC)
    £5.50 £5.50
    GX-000-TT Terratec Cinergy 2400i DT DVB-T TV Tuner (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-000-TT)
    £79.95 £79.95
    Subtotal £1,006.00
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £9.95
    VAT £177.80
    Total £1,193.75
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    OcUK seem to have loads of Silverstone cases but maybe not small enough for your uses. I don't think that your PSU as chosen will fit into the case because it will need a mATX PSU. Oh and your motherboard requires a full sized case as well.

    Other than that it basically looks fine, the graphics card doesn't support DX10 so you might miss out on some of Vista's prettiness but will otherwise be a good card to go with.