whats under the hood ;) | Page 2

Discussion in 'Completed HTPC Projects' started by Anonymous, August 31, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

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    Yup I will, I am certainly enjoying my shiney 4Mbps cable :)
    In addition to the hurt this must cause I will point out that I am only paying for the 2Mbps service has my cable provider (Blueyonder) has upgraded the line twice this for all customers.

    An extra 1Mbps free in May and an extra 1Mbps free this month as a christmas present :)

    I love it!
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  3. Anonymous

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    Heres the rest of my kit (not including the stuff above)

    Dev / Gaming Machine:
    Chieftec Dragon Case (Silver)
    Samsung SyncMaster 172x 17" TFT
    Gigabyte Titan
    Intel P4 2.0Ghz (Willamette)
    768MB Crucial RDRAM (argh! what a cock up : - I have not yet got round to replaceing mobo)
    Made By ATI Radeon 9800XT 256MB
    1x 160GB WD 7200 8MB Cache
    1x 80GB IBM Deskstar
    1x Pioneer DVR-105 (DVD-RW)
    Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick
    SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 HeadPhones
    Windows XP Professional

    File Server:
    Chieftec Dragon Case (Silver)
    21" Compaq P1100 CRT
    Asus A7V333 Motherboard
    AMD Athlon XP 2100
    1GB Kingston PC2700 DDR
    GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB
    5x 80GB IBM Deskstar (Connected to PCI Promise Raid Controller)
    1x 250GB Western Digital 7200 8MB (internal ide)
    1x Sony DRU 120A (DVD+RW)
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (from my MSDN sub)

    Printing and Network Server:
    Lian-Li Aliminum Case
    Asus A7V333
    AMD Athlon XP 1600
    512MB PC2100 DDR (generic)
    40GB IBM Deskstar
    19" Hansol CRT
    Epson C1000 Color Laser
    HP Deskjet 990C
    Buffalo Airport (the 11mbps version)
    Surfboard Cable Modem (the old SB3100)
    Windows XP Professional

    Spare PC (on loan to my sis)
    Shuttle XPC SG51?
    GeForce 3 Ti500 128mb
    AMD Athlon XP 2100
    Medion 15" TFT
    512MB Generic PC2700 DDR
    Philips Wireless Headphones

    Quite a list eh?
  4. Anonymous

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    I'm sure you do! The 256K connection I had at my old place was adequate but going back to dial-up speed feels like working with my arm in plaster. I thought a major suburban area would have DSL support. It's cheap to get where it's available but until the phone company (Telstra, the people Australians love to hate) upgrades the exchange I'm screwed.

    I can convert to ISDN, which has a startup cost but is thereafter the same as normal but that would only double the speed which hardly seems worth the effort or expense.
  5. Anonymous

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    Main PC:
    Asus A7V266-E
    AMD XP1800+
    640MB DDR
    160GB + 2x8.4GB RAID
    GF2 Ti 64mb + tvout
    SB Live 5.1

    HTPC to be:
    Procomp BVK2A
    AMD 1200 Thunderbird
    Medion Avermedia TV Card
    196MB SDRAM
    40 GB
    TNT1 16MB or higher
  6. Callifo
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    Callifo Retired Team Member

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    Adelaide, Australia
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    Home Country:

    Sempron 2600+
    Abit NF7-S (using the onboard sound + NIC)
    512mb ram (soon to be a gig)
    Seagate 120gig SATA HDD
    Gigabyte 9250 VIVO Video Card
    Liteon 16x DVD Burner
    Belkin 125MB Super-G Wireless Card
    Hauppauge 150MCE Analogue TV Card
    Hauppauge Nova-T MCE Digital TV Card

    all in a Coolermaster Cavalier 2 Desktop Case
  7. sla

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Antec Aria case
    P4 3.0
    Generic 1G RAM
    Seagate 160G SATA HDD
    ATI AIW 9600Pro
    ATI Remote Wonder II
    LG 1710S 17" LCD
    WinXP SP1a
  8. Anonymous

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  9. Anonymous

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    It isn't actually finsihed yet but ...

    Well I haven't finished building it yet but this is what I have ordered or already have on hand and plan to install fo future use:

    - Silverstone LC03 case, 400 W PS
    - ECS KT7VTA3 MB
    - Athlon 2500+ CPU
    - 512 MB memory
    - WD 250 GB 7200 RPM Drive (for recorded materials)
    - Samsung 6.4 GB (for OS & Applications)
    - NEC 3500A Dual Layer 16X DVD±R/RW
    - Radeon 9200 SE
    - PVR-150 MCE (2)
    - Netgear 802.11A WLAN & PCI-PCMCIA adapter
    - iMON Remote Control
    - USB-UIRT
    - Serial port IR Key board (debugging/testing)
    - SD/SM/MS reader (transfer camera images)
    - 700 VA UPS
  10. lugiber

    lugiber Portal Pro

    August 3, 2004
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    Still waiting to buy a real graphics board but this is what i am using this far.

    Aopen AX4SPE MaxII Motherboard
    Intel prescott 3.2 ghz ht 800mhz 1mb cache
    Onboard gbit lan
    1024 mb corsair 400mhz cl2.5
    Seagate Barracuda 200gig s-ata 8mb cache
    Plextor DVD-RW PX-712SA
    Leadtek Winfast 6600 GT with rgb out
    M-Audio revolution 7.1 audio
    Hauppauge pvr-250
    128x64 pixels Graphic lcd (running lcdhype)
    Silent fans running at max 18db

    Home built chassi with built in ir receiver (using girder)
    Belkin bluetooth usb adapter
  11. no_idea

    no_idea Portal Member

    September 19, 2004
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    Ok, ok...

    Dign HV5 with Remote
    FSC D1627C with P4 3,2GHz and Verax Cooler
    Sapphire ATI 9600
    512MB RAM
    Seagate Barracuda 160gig SATA
    LG 4150 DualLayer DVD RAM
    WinTV PVR 350

    Screen is an old 32" Philips 16:9 PAL+ with Dolby Prologic


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