Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Info on HTPC computers


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jtscustomcomputers

jtscustomcomputers

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts
I am looking into some custom builds for HTPC computers for several customers who are interested in home media application of computers. All the builds I currently do have been gaming rigs and business systems. I have done some research but looking for more info from some experienced HTPC builders.

What are the best current motherboards and chipsets for an application where a person would use computer integral to High Def TV for DVR functions and supports HDMI hookup?

What is best OS to use and minimum processor ram specs one would recommend to ensure functional playback of high def content?

Video Card recommendations?

Any info would be greatly appreciated pertaining to subject of building a smooth running HTPC computer primary use would be for DVR and High Def content playback/recording, secondary use would be internet and email and office apps.


Regards

J. Turner

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 19 October 2007 - 06:44 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SRX660

SRX660

    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
Reading up on what others are doing is the best method i know of. You can learn from their mistakes.

http://www.htpcforum...dex.php?act=idx

http://www.digitalho...isplay.php?f=31

SRX660
  • 0

#3
jtscustomcomputers

jtscustomcomputers

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts
SRX660,


Thanks for the info that is exactly what I was looking for! I will post back how my builds go!


Regards,
  • 0

#4
jtscustomcomputers

jtscustomcomputers

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts
I did some more looking around comparing machines made by voodoo pc and a few others to see what is current.

I found this site interesting http://www.moneual.com/main/ thought I would post this up for anyone checking up on HTPC builds. Also a great resource can be found here http://www.pcalchemy.com/


HTPC is just starting to grab some traction, I predict 2008 will be big year for HTPC.

Edited by jtscustomcomputers, 21 October 2007 - 12:43 AM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP