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Old 09-20-2006, 07:43 AM   #1
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I've finally finished my Media Centre PC/HTPC, I was wondering if you could all give me some feedback

http://www.jdimediacentre.co.nr

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Old 09-20-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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looks pretty good, definently gonna want a bigger hdd, but you already know that obviously. does it play the ps games on the computer or on the playstation, just out of curiousity.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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Whyed you go with a micro atx..?
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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looks pretty good, definently gonna want a bigger hdd, but you already know that obviously. does it play the ps games on the computer or on the playstation, just out of curiousity.

The PC itself plays them either through ISO images on it or straight from the games disks in the computers drive. I do own a PSone but i don't use it anymore.


To the other person, I got this Micro-ATX case because it was cheap, only 10(bout $18) as it has a scratch on top. But for my tight budget it does the job well. Its not the quietest of computers, but when your watching a movie or playing a game etc you can't hear it at all.
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Not too bad, Id maybe spring for a more attractive case http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...587&CatId=1507 or http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...670&CatId=1507 and without a doubt a larger HDD, they've gotten so cheap now I'm sure you could come across a 250+ GB rather cheap
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I would of personally of gone with an Intel processor..and a bigger PSU..
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:33 AM   #7
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I woulda gone for a much better case if I had the money, i'll deffo get a bigger hdd when I get more cash, its not a big problem though because i'm storing a lot of my media on another computer on my LAN to save space. My main concerns is getting a WLAN card for internet and a new TV Tuner.

I got the AMD CPU because for a budget processor its pretty nifty for the price. It was either a Sempron or a Celeron on another chipset, and c'mon, Celerons are the Skoda of CPU's lol
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Looking good

That TV tuner you plan to buy - has it got two digital tuners?
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:21 PM   #9
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either: http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/HAUPVC49
or http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/PINVE119

depends on how much money I can get lol
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By the looks of things, they both only have a single tuner.

Therefore, I would recommend saving up for longer until you can afford a dual tuner card.

The advantage with dual tuner cards is that you can record one thing while watching another, and if it's in your living room then this is what you really need.

I would recommend the Black Gold cards:

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You could buy a single card (60) and then when you can afford it, buy another
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