Newbie Help build Media PC

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  1. Haqsta

    Haqsta Auditioning

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    Hey guys,

    I want to build myself a full home theater but firstly i have a few questions.

    1. What do i need? What are good parts to use on pc.

    2. WHat spec pc do i need? If i have a very high spec will it perform better??

    3. Does the audio system require an amp or does it drive from the pc sound card??

    I want to be able to watch tv,cable,play games,mp3 & music and surf the web...
    It would be nice if you guys can give you a spec guide of your own systems

    Please advise on how i can do this.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. homthtr

    homthtr Supporting Actor

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    First you need a Budget.
     
  3. Haqsta

    Haqsta Auditioning

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    Do not really have a budget but i guess i would look to be spending $1000-$2000 on a decent pc system.
     
  4. homthtr

    homthtr Supporting Actor

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    Just the PC?

    I'm having a PC Built right now....

    Dual Dual Core.. Yes... Dual Dual.. not just Duo-core.
    2 Opteron 2212 Dual core cpu's
    1 terabite hard drive space
    4 gigs Ram for Video Rendering( I edit and Render lots of Video)
    PNY Quadro NVS440 x 16 Video Card ( enough to run 8 VGA Monitors)
    and some Misc other hardware DVD Lightscribe burners (4), etc...

    $3100.00
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    Try the HTPC forum at AVS.
     

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