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.