So the other day, I walk in to my house and find that Santa has dropped off a few gifts for me:
He leaves a note that says, "Don't wait for Christmas"... So I get started on putting one of my new toys together:
Specs of my new HTPC:
MonCaso 932 Case with the 7" Pixel Perfect Touch Screen LCD
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Ram
POWERCOLOR 26XT512M/D3HDMI Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB HDCP Ready Video Card (dedicated to the Big Screen)
POWERCOLOR 2400XT 256MB HDCP Ready Video Card (dedicated to the 7" TS)
HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 PCI Express SATA II Controller Card
4x 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS SATA 3.0Gb/s (1.5TB Available)
ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W Power Supply
XBOX 360 HD-DVD Player Connected via USB
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black PATA Model SH-S202G
Logitech diNovo Edge 2-Tone Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard
Logitech MX Revolution Mouse
All of this connected to 3
Sony VGPXL1B3 200 Disk DVD Changers controlled via MyMovies. I love the fact that you can turn the HTPC on with a remote (via IMON). It has more than enough power to play my HD-DVD's as well as my x264 encoded Blue-Ray and HD-DVD movies...
Nothing like browsing the net, playing games, and watching movies at 1080P... BTW, don't worry about the missing movie jackets, I was rebuilding my "MyMovies" Database when I took this pic...
The rest of the components aren't high end (I wish they were McIntosh or Sunfire), but they are good enough for now until I get around to building my Theater Room... They include 2
SONY DVP-CX995V 400 Disk Changers, an Onkyo TX-SR803-B THX Certified 7.1 Receiver, and a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD High Def DVR with a 500GB eSATA drive attached to it. Speakers are a 7.1 setup and are Polk Audio. The video is displayed by a Toshiba 56MX195 Cinema Series DLP. My remote is a Sony AX4000. Also, the HTPC and the TV are connected via Gigabit LAN to my 3 Media Servers (a little over 8 TB's of storage between them) and my WHS (2TB).
Don't mind the washed out colors... It's hard to get a good pic in the dark.
Thanks for looking.