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Originally Posted by Chozart
It's his money... If he composes a rig of over $1,200... I guess he has that money
I just think he may have to compromise and find out what kinda PC would work as a media center PC as a base model. Price the cheapest acceptable Media center PC and maybe work from there. To keep under budget. Im guessing the $1000 budget includes the Media center licence and a monitor or are you just going to use a TV? I which case you wont be browsing the internet or any thing with the fuzzyness of a TV.
    
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post #72 of 77
Well... he started out with $1,000 for the rig only (no monitor, will be hooked up to TV), but later he said his mom would agree with the higher budget (roughly $1,250), and he only needed to convince his dad

So I guess the new budget is $1,250 or so.

Remember it's the OP who came up with a more expensive rig
    
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Sideburns, if you're going with the Hauppauge tuner, you might want to consider that X1600 HDMI card I listed earlier. It might be easier to hook up your HD signal that way, and leaves future options open, as well.
    
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post #74 of 77
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Originally Posted by MindOfChaos
I just think he may have to compromise and find out what kinda PC would work as a media center PC as a base model. Price the cheapest acceptable Media center PC and maybe work from there. To keep under budget. Im guessing the $1000 budget includes the Media center licence and a monitor or are you just going to use a TV? I which case you wont be browsing the internet or any thing with the fuzzyness of a TV.

It's a high definition 50" LCD rear projection TV....it's not fuzzy....ahaha.
Oh, and yes I need a media center license....what else would I use? I'm not gonna pirate it...and Home/Pro just aren't the same...
No monitor. Hi-def TV.



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Originally Posted by Witchfire
Sideburns, if you're going with the Hauppauge tuner, you might want to consider that X1600 HDMI card I listed earlier. It might be easier to hook up your HD signal that way, and leaves future options open, as well.

I'm pretty sure my TV doesn't have HDMI....

Either way, by the time I get a new TV, the x16,000 or something will be out, and it won't matter...lol. Thanks though.
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post #75 of 77
Remember that you're ordering from NCIX; they will price match their merchandise to almost any Canadian vendor. Use that to your advantage.

www.pricenetwork.ca

Use that to find the lowest price on all your stuff, price match with NCIX and -BAM!- instant savings.
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Originally Posted by shadowmelder
Remember that you're ordering from NCIX; they will price match their merchandise to almost any Canadian vendor. Use that to your advantage.

www.pricenetwork.ca

Use that to find the lowest price on all your stuff, price match with NCIX and -BAM!- instant savings.

:-o!!

Thanks!
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post #77 of 77
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The case will come with a quality PSU, no matter which of the two I choose.
A little expensive, and I don't know how well it works but this may be good for HTPC'S thishttp://www.gyration.com/en-US/Produc...5CKM&accshow=3
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