Building th ultimate MP computer (1 Viewer)

laeb66

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The price it´s not important. The perfomence it´s everything...

Suggestion needed....

Mainboard
CPU
Hard drive
Memory
Graphic card
DVB-s card..
 

James

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    Hi laeb66,

    I don't think you really need such top level performance for MP. Just a good H/W TV Card and a good Dx9 Graphic card. The rest doesn't need to be too special. (check out the guide at the top of this forum).

    But if money is no problem and you want something quite then take a look at Hush. I think they have some of the best passive cooled systems on the market.

    Cheers,

    /James
     

    laeb66

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    James said:
    Hi laeb66,

    I don't think you really need such top level performance for MP. Just a good H/W TV Card and a good Dx9 Graphic card. The rest doesn't need to be too special. (check out the guide at the top of this forum).

    But if money is no problem and you want something quite then take a look at Hush. I think they have some of the best passive cooled systems on the market.

    Cheers,

    /James

    HUSH IS NICE BUT TO SMALL FOR MY USE...
    I have just finisht the constrution off my new case and amp case...
    I gone post a link off it soon as the rendering is finish..

    My goal is to build a MP for using 2-3 years...

    So I need some help selecting best possible cards for this system...

    Cheers
     

    FlipGer

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    Hi,

    difficult to say. Personally, if money is not importand (wish I could also say that ;)), I would go for something like that:

    nForce4 Ultra based motherboard socket 939 (ASUS)
    AMD X2 processor (dualcore)
    at least 1 GB RAM
    at least 250 GB SATA HD
    DVD Burner
    ATI X1800 / X1900
    DVB-S dunno (Fire- or FloppyDTV), you may whatch out for DVB-S2 (HDTV).

    Biggest problem with a system like that: Get it cool and quiet for a reasonable price... ;)

    As case I am dreaming of:
    http://www.mcubed-tech.com/eng/hfx.htm
    Totally passive cooled, don't ask for the price. :)

    This would be my ultimate HTPC + gaming machine for the next few years.

    Flip.
     

    James

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    Hi,

    Have you seen the top spec hush. It costs a boom but:

    • Board - MSI K8N Diamond,S.939,Soundblaster24Live7.1 on Board
    • CPU_Processor - X2 4800 AMD Athlon™ 64 Dual-Core Prozessor
    • DVD_Drive - DVD Writer ± R/RW dual Layer
    • Desktopcolor - Silver
    • Front_Panel - Front Panel with USB/FireWire/internal IR/Mic/Phone
    • Graphic_Card - PCIe ATI RADEON™ X1800XL, 256MB DDR3,Graphic-Kit
    • Harddrive - 400 GB 3,5'' HDD, 7200RPM
    • Memory - 1 GB (4x256MB) DDRAM PC400
    • Remote_Control - Remote Control, IR, RC6 only for MCE
    • Software_Antivirus - eTrust™ EZ Antivirus 2005 (V.7.1)
    • Software_Burning - Nero 6.0 OEM Suite
    • Software_DVD_Player - CyberLink Power DVD 6.0 OEM
    • Software_OS - Windows XP MCE 2005 & Works Suite 2005 (english)
    • Sound_Card - Creative Soundblaster Live 24-bit on Board
    • TV_Card - TV Hybrid Card PCI, for Analog Cable or Digital TV
    • VFD_Graphic_Display - VFD Display Graphic, blue, integrated into the Front panel

    I think that should last a few years !! plus ist small and makes no noise.

    Extra TV tunners can you always external. Of couse you don't get the fun of building it.

    /James

    PS. I don't work for Hush, but if cash was no problem as you say I would buy one.
     

    laeb66

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    March 20, 2005
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    Case design

    FlipGer said:
    Hi,

    difficult to say. Personally, if money is not importand (wish I could also say that ;)), I would go for something like that:

    nForce4 Ultra based motherboard socket 939 (ASUS)
    AMD X2 processor (dualcore)
    at least 1 GB RAM
    at least 250 GB SATA HD
    DVD Burner
    ATI X1800 / X1900
    DVB-S dunno (Fire- or FloppyDTV), you may whatch out for DVB-S2 (HDTV).

    Biggest problem with a system like that: Get it cool and quiet for a reasonable price... ;)

    As case I am dreaming of:
    http://www.mcubed-tech.com/eng/hfx.htm
    Totally passive cooled, don't ask for the price. :)

    This would be my ultimate HTPC + gaming machine for the next few years.

    Flip.


    The Mcubedit´s nice mut not my choise..
    Very soon I gone post to my building site...
    So check out my construction...
    And I sure ther not gone be a problem to cool the cpu....

    Cheers...
     

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