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Spec me a HTPC - but with a twist....

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Snow-Munki, 20 May 2006.

  1. Snow-Munki

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,059

    Location: At home

    Hi,

    giving some parts to my sister to make her PC work so need to upgrade my HTPC. What I will have left is the following:

    2 * 512 twinmoss 3200 ram
    nova-t tv card
    dvd drive
    2 * 120gb hdd
    ATI radeon 7000 ( i think )
    keyboard and mouse
    case
    old 300 watt psu ( might need replacing )

    However it MUST fit a microATX case.

    Was thinking i could get away with just a motherboard and a new CPU.

    Oh and motherboard must also have coaxial / sdpif output for my dolby digital amp :)

    Thanks
     
  2. Snow-Munki

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,059

    Location: At home

    found the MSI RS480M2

    seems to fit very nicely, microatx with onboard tv out and sp/dif sound output.
     
  3. Amp34

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,855

    Location: Canada

    What Socket are you looking for or whats your preference?
     
  4. Logan09

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 719

    Location: Rainford, nr St Helens

    If you're looking at a socket 939 CPU then the Asus A8N-VM CSM Micro ATX mobo would be a good choice. It has onboard graphics (Geforce 6150 which has component output and supports hardware decoding of video & HD) and has S/Pdif output.