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    HTPC in bedroom

    simple idea, wifi HTPC in bedroom.

    what i have so far

    opteron 146
    2x512 OCZ Gold DDR400
    A few sata drives

    what i need

    PSU
    Case
    GFX Card with HDMI out (although i have a 9800pro AIW which i could use with DVI-DSub convertor)
    sound of some sort, aint gotta be amazing, just good enough to watch DVD's and enjoy them. (i dont have optical in )
    wireless kb/mouse (preferably laptop style combined)

    price - £250 MAX but lower the better.

    anybody done a similar project or could point me in right direction, would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    do you want hd-dvd or blu-ray playback? For the best output to a HD TV you need a DVI to HDMI converter so you will also need a DVI card.

    I use ATi ASUS HD2400Pro
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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    my gfx has dvi, dont want hd or blu-ray, just normal dvd
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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    will take full atx

    SilverStone SST-LC17B £58

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    throw in a fsp psu, the 9800, up and running for around 75/80 £ throw in £17/20 for mce remote

    what is your motherboard? I have this case, plenty of reviews online for it

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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    With that case aren't you restricted to laptop DVD drives?

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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    second hand s939 shuttle of some description?
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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    With that case aren't you restricted to laptop DVD drives?
    No it takes normal cd/dvd drives

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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    Two good shouts, I have had the keysonic great kb, strong signal

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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    agreed i have one in the bedroom but it works in the next room too !!!
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: HTPC in bedroom

    thanks for the help guys. like the look of the case. i'll get it ordered when we finish decorating the bedroom at the end of the month.

    my current mobo is broken, hence the leftover parts.

    my new rig has just been dispatched from scan, q6600,8800gts,4gb ram. so i am one very happy bunny atm.
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