I have been looking through the posts on this and other sites for advice and information to get me started for the creation from scratch for a Home theatre system. There are several posts in these pages which I have found to be helpful. But they are 18 months old now.
Tom's Hardware have posted this recently which is most helpful.
But to be honest, I actualy want to rewind a bit, i want to understand the acronyms better for the different components and also the specs of each. I don't just want to use well written guides, then buy the same gear and assemble it.
I have made a good start reaserching this from various sites, but I'm after a simple break down on what the component is actualy used for, how best to be sure it will match up with other components. This is so I can be sure of my self before handing out the visa number.
What I have in mind is.
A nice stereo case, to match my Yamaha surround Amp with remote
2 dvd drives
2 HHD, 1 x 50 gb for OS and software, 1 x 3 - 400 gb partisioned for tunes, pics, movies
HDTV video card for both analog and digital signal
good sound card for output to amp, surround capabilites perhaps
gaming isn't a big thing for me, the LCD TV screen is about 1000mm across, so the video card just has to show nice clear pictures on the screen.
Main thing that I need to avoid is noise of the machine, I will spend the extra $ and time to ensure rattles and noise is kept to a minimum, which included the cabinet it sits within.
So large prossesors I guess should be avoided.
And I have seen the new Linux Unbutu work so well, I want to give it a go. So i hope to use it for the OS
So what I am asking for here is if any one can steer me to a site with descriptions of the products and how they work together so I can be sure what I buy is correct.