teajai67

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i am looking to build a htpc. i have some experience building desktops. i want to do away with my cable bill if possible. i would like it to have pvr capabilities too. any suggestions would be great. i do not want to spend more than 800.00 at this moment, but i would like to make sure it can be upgraded. i have not built a linux system yet, but am not opposed to it.
 
You'd want an mATX casing or even better a shoebox and here is a suggested config, you may want to add in a TV tuner card or get another HDD for RAID yada yada hehe I'd be looking to undervolt this set up as much as i can get away with and DDR2 800 value RAMs would do actually ^^
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teajai67

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thank you all for your replies. i am considering using linux to cut some of the costs. what about myth tv? rwpritchett - i am starting from scratch.



 

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I'm using MythTV for two years now and I'm satisfied with it. At that time it was useful if you were able to poke around linux, but now I think that is much easier with all that myth enabled distributions (Mythbuntu etc).