Need help setting my pc up for HTPC

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  1. Tim Knapp

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    Hi,

    Need help setting my pc up for HTPC.

    I own a intel P3 733 mhz, 512 megs of pc-133 ram, a creative blaster annihilator 2 graphics card- which is a nividia geforce 2 GTS with 32 megs of ram.

    I know I need a dvd-rom. (Any particular brand/type)I keep hearing about (all code?)dvd roms.

    Is my graphics card adequate for the job? If not what is recommended?

    The projector I will be using is a nec lt150z.

    Main purpose of htpc is movies. Primarily dvd's but not exclusevly.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Tim Knapp
     
  2. Tim Knapp

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    I forgot to add;

    What kind of a sound card in order to get sorround sound?

    All i have in it right now is a soundblaster 128.
     
  3. Masood Ali

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    I would visit AVSForum if you haven't already.
    HTPC FAQ
    Your hardware all looks fine, and a good sound card would be an SB Audigy or Live!.
     
  4. Tim Knapp

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    Great Link Masood! All the information I could need.

    Thanks
     

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