DIY - HTPC
I've been running MVix boxes for a couple years now, and they've handled my basic media needs. About a year ago a friend of mine built a pretty sweet home theater setup and was using XBMC for his UI. Ever since then I slowly became more and more unsatisfied with the UI for the MVix box. So one day I downloaded XBMC (Camelot build), installed it, and started playing around. After getting all me media loaded into the database, customizing the skin, and changing my pants after my nerd-gasm I decided that it was time to figure out how I could utilize this awesome tool.
After some research I found that there was no way to add XBMC to my current MVix box. With that knowledge I began the undertaking of building a HTPC. A couple days later of research and I had decided on the parts that I wanted. I knew I wanted to buy components that'd be somewhat future proof, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so with some comparison shopping, and choosing parts more in the mid-range I came up with these.
- Case - NMediaPC HTPC 1000B RT
- Mobo - ASUS M4A78L-M 760G AM3 RT
- CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 550 AM3 3.1G R
- PSU - Seasonic X650 GOLD 650W R
- GPU - BFG GTX 260 896M
- RAM - Crucial Ballistix 4GB, 2x2GB, DIMM 240-pin, 800 MHz
- HD - 500G WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD5000AAKS
- LCD Panel - NMediaPC PRO-LCD-B
- Remote - AVS Gear MG-IR01BK Windows Vista/Window7 MCE Infrared
1. CPU, 2. Programmable front-panel LCD for the case, 3. RAM, 4. Remote
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