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post #11 of 20
This is the best thing for HTPC:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-039-_-Product

Also, TV tuning is pretty fail right now, unless you get a unit that can accept a Comcast card. They aren't cheap either.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by thisischuck01 View Post
How about this?

CPU: Phenom II x2 555
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F4
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 2 500W
Blu-ray: Asus Blu-ray Burner
TV Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850
Case: Apevia X-MASTER-BK

With the MIRs ($15 for case/$15 for GPU) it will be $600 exactly. However, you get a nice 8+2 motherboard and a CPU that is very likely to unlock to a Phenom II x4.


I don't recommend using a 3+1 phase motherboard if he plans on unlocking that Phenom II.


That's still only a 4+1 phase motherboard.


The OCZ StealthXStream 2 actually has some pretty good internals. And, like you said, it's only $20 bucks. I wouldn't recommend anything else.
This is a HTPC build, don't think that overclocking a HTPC will make a huge difference for his needs playing high def content as the 5670 GPU is better than 5450 for his needs. I could even have suggested a single core Sempron for his needs as he won't be doing any intensive tasks or gaming. Of course going a full size ATX, you can easily get a 8+2 phase mobo but I made the suggestion on a mATX build which most are 4+1 phase and used lower profile case and components since his first suggestions were towards mATX.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
This is the best thing for HTPC:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-039-_-Product

Also, TV tuning is pretty fail right now, unless you get a unit that can accept a Comcast card. They aren't cheap either.
I would second this... Great for HTPC
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not sure are you overclocking this thing?
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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by unsurper View Post
not sure are you overclocking this thing?
Nah I'm not going to overclock.

So another question maybe someone can point me to the right place to read. So Comcast switched to a digital signal. If I have the basic 2-70 channels that aren't HD but passed through a digital signal and I have one of those cheap $1 rental units Model DC50X convertor things into my HDTV to get more than broadcast channels. Will the TV tunar card still allow me to record shows? Do I need a card with an IR Blaster(read up on it it I guess it's for remotes correct?)?


Thanks again for the help.
Edited by Messymitch503 - 3/17/11 at 9:54pm
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Originally Posted by ogboba View Post
This is a HTPC build, don't think that overclocking a HTPC will make a huge difference for his needs playing high def content as the 5670 GPU is better than 5450 for his needs. I could even have suggested a single core Sempron for his needs as he won't be doing any intensive tasks or gaming. Of course going a full size ATX, you can easily get a 8+2 phase mobo but I made the suggestion on a mATX build which most are 4+1 phase and used lower profile case and components since his first suggestions were towards mATX.
  1. Unlocking, not overclocking. There's a big difference.
  2. To play HD content he doesn't need anything more than a 5450. Like you said, it's not as though he will be gaming. A 5450 is perfect for a HTPC.
  3. Yes, you could have suggested a single core Sempron. And I could have suggested using a motherboard with an integrated GPU. However, the OP is willing to spend $600 dollars so why would you?
  4. If you know the benefits of an 8+2 power phase board, why don't you own one? And why are you recommending a 3+1 phase board?

    I don't understand why you would recommend a Phenom II x2 555 if you don't suggest unlocking it. You might as well suggest an Athlon II x2.
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post #17 of 20
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It would be cool to get a chip and be lucky to unlock 4 cores. But I don't know if I need that much processor. I'm willing to spend $600 but if I could get away with something that will work, to my specifications for cheaper, I'm all for that.

I guess my concerns now are about recording through Comcast. From what I'm gathering is even if I have the basic channels 2-70 some are still encrypted and unable to record.

I'm not sure if I have the tuner set to channel "3" or "4" and I switch tv through the cable box whether or not I can still record the later channels such as MTV, Comedy Central, ect...

I might hold off on a HTPC if that's the case. Or just fore-go a TV tuner for the time being until someone comes out with a cheaper way to record HD and encrypted channels.
post #18 of 20
if your getting the hvr 1850(1800 ver2) then all you have to do is have a coax splitter >cable box and >tuner card/pc/mce/record ///
assuming you have already scanned all the channels on your existing cable line...most of the channels will be encrypted...Im not sure about Comcast though coz I heard they encrypted some of the basic channels (nbc,abc,cbs,fox) check here > your other option is to get a ota antenna (measure the strength of the sigal as to distance from the broadcast or you might have to get a more hi end antenna) and connect it to your tv tuner card card as you orig posted

edit > just read a thread (PA yr.2010) stating that cablevision aka comcast?? > has encrypted these basic/local channels (abc.nbc...etc) so it might vary by area
Edited by pohtangina - 3/18/11 at 11:37am
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post #19 of 20
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Decision time thinking of stomping this combo and rocking onboard graphics

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138300 = $58 after MIR

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103920 = $72

else this board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128445 = $90.00

Thoughts???
post #20 of 20
youll be better off with MICROCENTER combos...you get the mobo and the cpu in one attractively priced package...I believe the amd 785gt-e63 had the onboard video /hdmi (Onboard Graphic Chipset>ATi Radeon HD 4200)...you can pick a AMD 2xcore BE edition with a mobo for $10 or less as a combo

SEE HERE ($110 before shipping and AMIR ($20) either or...I would go for the 840 bundle)
Edited by pohtangina - 3/24/11 at 1:41pm
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