Ongoing HTPC project - just about ready !!! (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
August 16, 2005

Here's a list of the items I have assembled for the build

Antec Overture 2 -- Quiet Media case with 450W SmartPower
Pentium 4 - 3.2mhz
Cpu fan Bitspower silent storm 120mm 12-24db
Epox,atx-sata,ddr,sound Pci-ex16
Diamond max10-200gb Hd Sata
2* TwinMOS DDR2 PC4300 256MB
Sapphire Radeon X700 128MB DDR PCI-Express, Tv-Out, DVI-I (got at half price -new)
Hauppauge! WinTV PVR150 with remote
SMC EZ Connect Wireless G PCI 54 Mbps 802.11g
NEC dvd burner dual layer .

Have got most parts from --cheap delivery to Ireland

Will run on XP +sp2 and media portal of couse.

I collected the case today and the parts are due in 2 days :D :D

will assemble and put up pics etc over the next few weeks.

the overall price so far is --- Euro 590.


Portal Member
August 16, 2005
update 4th Oct

Put all the bits together :D at the weekend.
Powered the Antec Overture 2 case and to my surprise got this whining noise from the PS fan. Could not believe it -there is no way I could put this into my living room.

Sent a note to Antec and got a reply to dissconnect the 3 pin ps fan from the mother board. seeminly with this in place the ps wants to run max rpm all the time. without the ps adjust its own speed based on the load.

powered it up again and I had to turn the case upside down to check that the ps unit was actually working --it was !!! :lol: :lol:

All is well now - next - attach to tv and play with MP.

update soon.


Portal Pro
August 26, 2005
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Ireland Ireland
Nice to see another Irish user on the forums!

I've been tinkering around with MediaPortal for a couple of months now; it's worringly addictive! Really looking forward to the full stable release 0.2 ( and earlier a bit flaky).

I'm using a Dell myself; purchased from their 'factory outlet'. Found eBay useful, got BTC 9019 wireless keyboard with joystick 'mouse' for EUR30. Agree Komplett is great for Irish delivery; not too bad now either.

Have fun with your build!


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