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Users / Re: My first HTPC build, Hybrid
« on: June 28, 2009, 01:28:25 am »
Samsung 1TB 7200rpm SATA II HD103UJ (1) ($135.00)   
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Compound (1) ($6.00)   
Antec Micro Fusion Remote 350 (1) ($225.00)   
Gigabyte GA-M85M-US2H mATX Motherboard (1) ($109.00)   
OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 SLI-Ready 2x1GB OCZ2N1066SR2GK (1) ($59.00)   
AMD Athlon II X2 250 (1) ($132.00)
LG GH22NS30 SATA DVDRW Black OEM (1) ($55.00)   
Sub Total :    $721.00

I've revised my build, and I've come up with this. I sure hope these components are compatible because I don't really have any other build options. Also I'm still going with the Micro fusion case because it is the best value, any cheaper options don't come with a good PSU and most likely have noisey fans.

I've downgraded from 4GB to 2GB and moved to the AMD platform. What I really am after is a good Dual HD Digital tuner available in Australia that's compatible with Linuxmce. I guess I could live with no analogue support, but it would be nice to have it. Video in would also be a plus.

Thanks again.
Looking forward to becoming an linuxmce user in practice. I've got the money for the build all I need now is the compatible hardware.

Users / Re: Poor man's Sprinkler System
« on: June 21, 2009, 01:46:43 am »
Have a system where when motion detectors or cameras outside detect motion in your front yard, it turns your sprinklers on to deter hooligans :D I always end up with drunken randoms in my front yard on friday and saturday nights.

Users / Re: My first HTPC build, Hybrid
« on: June 20, 2009, 08:27:31 am »
Thank you for your replies,

I have done alot of research, believe me, but not that much in specific linuxmce issues, which is what I'm doing now.
The reason for the Analogue/Digital tuner is because Only a couple of channels are digital in my broadcasting area, so I wanted to capture the other analogue only channels as well.

I don't want to buy components from more than 2 online retailers, so searching component by component on staticeice isn't an option, I'd like to just have it all from one , maybe 2, places. I don't suppose you know of an HD Digital / Analogue card (preferably dual) that works with LinuxMCE.

I looked up that AN-M2HD motherboard, but it's only on one site on staticeice and it is out of stock.
Do you think I should go with Intel or AMD for the mobo and CPU?
I'm really after HDMI out with intergrated audio, I know you can just use a DVI to HDMI cable and digital audio out, but I'd rather have a single cable.

Also with the 4GB of DDR2, I'm still going to go with that, because the price difference plus the shipping makes it worth getting 4GB, even if I only use 1 of those memory modules in the machine. I do intend to build more machines in the future.

Thanks for your time, I'll look into this some more.

Users / My first HTPC build, Hybrid
« on: June 19, 2009, 01:10:18 am »
Dear users and developers.

I'm just about to order my first HTPC, and I wanted to make sure that these components had any chance of being compatible so I thought I'd run them through you guys before I spend $1300 AUD on it.

Samsung 1TB 7200rpm SATA II HD103UJ (1) ($135.00)
DFI LanParty JR-GF9400-T2RS Motherboard (1) ($215.00)
LG GH22NS30 SATA DVDRW Black OEM (1) ($55.00)   $55.00
Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 (1) ($79.00)   $79.00
Hauppauge HVR2200 MCE PCIe Dual Hybrid (1) ($195.00)   $195.00
Antec Micro Fusion Remote 350 (1) ($225.00)   $225.00
Intel Core2 Duo E7600 (1) ($219.00)   $219.00

Sorry for the short post, but I've gotta rush to work, I'll be back later to post any more details if you need them.

Thanks again guys, and i look forward to installing Linuxmce for the first time.

Users / Re: Intel Atom D945GCLF Power consumption - warning!
« on: May 12, 2009, 02:20:35 pm »
I'm also very interested in using the eee box as a MD. But are you using the b202 or the b204/206. I'm also interested to know if you are talking about SD or >720p content.  I think a eeebox mounted to the vesa mounts would make a perfect MD. But what about IR receiver for the remote and rs-232 for TV control?

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