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February 12th, 2009

 This is the Home Theater PC I’ve build.
Home Theater PC Specs Entertainment Center

It is an OrigenAE X11 ATX Computer Case.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane Dual-Core. 2.6GHz (65W)
Asus M2NPV-VM GeForce 6150 w/ DVI+SDIF out
Rosewill RCX-Z1 CPU Cooler
G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) SDRAM Memory Module
Western Digital 500GB 5400-7200RPM SATA, WD5000AACS (For TV)
Western Digital 1TB Caviar 5400-7200RPM SATA, WD10000CSRTL (For Movies/Boot)
300GB PATA Hard drive (for Backup)
Lightscribe DVD-RW (SATA)
Aluminum Internal 17-in-1 Card Reader, CR101AL-BK 
Dual-pcHDTV 5500 Linux ATSC TV-Tuner
SeaSonic S12 430W ATX12V Silent Power Supply, SS-430GB
Mythbuntu 8.04 Operating System software (For DVR software)


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  1. Cymor
    February 17th, 2009 at 12:44 | #1

    What was the cost?

  2. February 17th, 2009 at 12:54 | #2

    Good question.
    Case was $229+$60 or so for the Power Supply
    The 1TB drive was around $110.
    Each pcHDTV card was around $110, so $240.
    Motherboard and processor were probably $140.

    I have more exact numbers at home. I may post that at some point. I think when I first built it, I was somewhere between $600 and $800. I’ve slowly changed things and will be upgrading to 4GB of Memory the next time I find a reason to open up my case.

    But honestly the largest cost was the case itself. I only needed that large of a case because it was my backend server as well as my frontend. In the future, I would like to have a much smaller frontend below my TV and a larger backend hidden from sight.

  3. April 21st, 2009 at 11:48 | #3

    Great post! This is why I love blogging. Always something interesting to read, watch and enjoy. It keeps the mind active. Thanks, Amy x.

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