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On July 21st I received a tweet on Twitter from Engadget pointing to an article entitled “Build a Blu-ray / TV Tuner-equipped HTPC for under $1,000”  That day I essentially used the shopping list from that article to load my shopping cart on Newegg.com.  I slept on it and finally completed the order the next day – July 22nd.  No fancy shipping.  (As a matter of fact most of the items had free shipping.)  My boxes arrived on my doorstep last night – July 23rd.

  • nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Steel HTPC 2000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
  • OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  • Asus P5Q PRO Turbo Core 2 Quad/ Intel P45/ DDR2-1300/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
  • OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
  • GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
  • Seagate ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
  • SAMSUNG F1 RAID Class HE103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
  • SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner
  • Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor
  • ASUS My Cinema-PHC3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/RC TV Tuner Card PCI Interface
  • Microsoft Remote Keyboard for Windows XP Media Center Edition ( ZV1-00004 )
  • Win Vista Premium Ultimate Mce Remote Control By Mediagate

Almost everything came from Newegg.com.  The motherboard was backordered so I ordered that and the keyboard and the remote from Amazon.com instead.

Disclaimer…actually all of this happened a year ago.  I wrote the blog post then but I just now decided to publish it.

Posted on Saturday, July 10, 2010 5:54 AM | Back to top


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