GregMS Universe


by on Feb.12, 2009, under Misc, MythTV

 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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3 Comments for this entry

  • Cymor

    What was the cost?

  • GregMS

    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.

  • Computer Juice Forums

    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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