My new HTPC Hardware (any suggestions?)

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  1. Muschi

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    Hi MPler,

    this is my new HTPC configuration, but i need your help on the following 4 components. Feel free to post your suggestions...

    Keyboard => very small with Trackball included
    GraKa => Silent Head Pipe Cooler needed
    DVD => better Silent DVD Burner ?
    TV Card DVB-T => with good receipt, good display quality and fast station change


    Gehäuse Desktop
    Zalman HTPC Enclosure HD160XT (7" TouchScreen)
    €549,-*

    Mainboards Sockel AM2
    MSI K9A Platinum (CrossFire Xpress 3200)
    €114,-*

    CPU Lüfter
    Noctua NH-U 9F
    € 54,90*

    CPU Sockel AM2
    AMD Athlon64 3500+ EE SFF 35Watt
    € 149,-*

    Tastaturen
    Sharkoon Home Digital Keyboard (USB)
    € 69,-*

    Netzteile bis 400 Watt
    Enermax Liberty (400 Watt)
    € 69,-*



    Festplatten 3,5 Zoll SATA
    Samsung HD400LJ (400 GB)
    € 109,-*

    Grafikkarten ATI PCIe
    Sapphire Radeon X1950 PRO => 199,00€

    DVD-Brenner IDE
    LG GSA-H22N Silber
    € 44,-*

    Arbeitsspeicher DDR2-800 Kingston HyperX
    DIMM 1 GB (1024 MB)
    € 124,-*

    DVB-T Karte
    FloppyDTV MCE

    thx a lot....
     
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    no comments ? no questions ?
     
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    There isn't very much to say about it. You will have a more then capable system. I like it a lot. Personaly I would use 2GB RAM. I use Orb ( www.orb.com = fantastic!) which sometimes consumes a lot of RAM for streaming and indexing. Also, when using the TVserver3 RAM usage can be higher then with the TVengine2.

    If you're only going to use the HTPC for listning music, watching movies and TV 1GB is enough. Whn asking more of the computer 2GB is recomendable because sometimes the computer will use the swapfile, which will slow the computer down.
     
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    A lot of Nvidia 7600GS cards have a heat pipe sollution and have enough power for a htpc. There are also passive 7600GT cards with a passive heatpipe sollution but they run much hotter.

    I would sugest a samsung DVD burner with sata connection for better airflow.
    You can use a drive speed tool to make the drive silent.
     
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