My HTPC

Hardware:

  • Antec SLK3000B
  • Seasonic S12 380W
  • Asus A8N-SLI Premium
  • AMD X2 3800+
  • Thermalright SI-120
  • Corsair XMS 2GB PC3200 RAM
  • Hitachi Deskstar 80GB SATA II
  • Seagate 250GB PATA x 2
  • Seagate 300GB PATA
  • Seagate 300GB SATA x 2
  • NEC 3520A DVD Burner
  • Gigabyte 6600GT
  • Hauppauge PVR-250 x 2
  • Hauppauge PVR-500MCE
  • Hauppuage WinTV-HVR-950
  • DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold x 2
  • Radio Shack 15-1880 antenna
  • Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1″ LCD monitor

Software:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro
  • Snapstream Beyond TV 4

Antec SLK3000B Case
Antec SLK3000B Mid-Tower Case

  • Low cost, silent, tower case
  • 5.25″ external drive bays: 4
  • 3.25″ internal drive bays: 5
  • 120mm intake fan; 120mm exhaust fan
  • Review: SilentPCReview.com

Seasonic S12 380W Power Supply
Seasonic S12 500W Power Supply


Asus A8N-SLI Premium motherboard
Asus A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard

  • nvidia nforce4 SLI chipset
  • Fanless chipset cooler
  • PCI-e x16 slots: 2
  • PCI-e x1 slot: 1
  • PCI-e x4 slot: 1
  • PCI slots: 3
  • SATA I: 4
  • SATA II: 4
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • SPDIF outputs: 1 optical, 1 digital coax

AMD X2 3800+
AMD X2 3800+ Dual Core CPU

  • Very fast; great for multitasking
  • Operating Frequency: 2.0GHz
  • L2 Cache: 2 x 512MB

Thermalright SI-120 CPU cooler
Thermalright SI-120 Heatsink

  • Very large CPU heatsink
  • Paired with a 120mm fan
  • Keep CPU very cool: Idle ~30 degrees; Load: ~45 degrees

Corsair XMS 2GB RAM
Corsair XMS 2GB PC3200 RAM

  • 2 sticks in dual channel
  • Cas Latency: CL2
  • 2-3-3-6 timing

Hitachi 80GB SATA II
Hitachi Deskstar 80GB SATA II

  • Used for operating system and programs only

Seagate 250GB PATA
Seagate 250GB PATA Hard Drives

  • 2 of these drives in spanned mode for recorded TV storage

Seagate 300GB PATA
Seagate 300GB PATA Hard Drive

  • 1 in spanned mode with the 250GB hard drives for recorded TV storage

Seagate 300GB PATA
Seagate 300GB SATA Hard Drives

  • 1 for recorded TV storage
  • 1 for DVD storage

NEC 3520A DVD Burner
NEC 3520A DVD Burner

  • Low cost, silent, optical drive

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Gigabyte 6600GT Video Card

  • Fanless “Silentpipe” design
  • Unofficial standard for viewing HD content

Hauppauge PVR-250
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-250

  • Using 2 of these
  • Hardware encoding TV tuner card
  • Uses less system resources while recording
  • Hauppauge hardware encoding cards are the unofficial standard for HTPC’s

Hauppauge PVR-500 MCE
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500MCE

  • Dual-tuner, hardware encoding card
  • Uses less system resources while recording
  • Hauppauge hardware encoding cards are the unofficial standard for HTPC’s

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950


DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold
DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold

  • Using 2 of these
  • External analog/digital tuner
  • Used to record over-the-air digital broadcasts

Radio Shack antenna 15-1880
Radio Shack 15-1880 Antenna

  • Indoor antenna used to receive over-the-air digital broadcasts
  • Feeds the FusionHDTV5 USB and Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950

Dell 2005FPW
Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW

  • 20.1″ widescreen LCD monitor

Microsoft Windows XP Pro
Microsoft Windows XP Pro

  • Operating system

Snapstream Beyond TV 4
Snapstream Beyond TV 4

  • Software used to record and view LiveTV, streamed throughout my home
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6 Responses to “My HTPC”

  1. 1 Tom

    Grant,
    I see you have 6 tuners all together.
    How many can actually be used at anyone time?
    Can you record 6 different channels simultaineously?
    Can you display 6 different windows all with a different channel while selecting audio for one?
    These are the things I’d like to do but am having trouble finding workable examples.
    Thx
    Tom

  2. 2 Tom

    Don’t answer my funking questions than! I hope your HTPC goes up in flames
    Cheers, Tom

  3. 3 BigBrother

    “Don’t answer my funking questions than! I hope your HTPC goes up in flames
    Cheers, Tom”

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    Enjoy your life under our microscope sir.

    Cheers.

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