Archive for March, 2008

Mar 09 2008

The Dark Side

Published by under HT/HTPC

As a change from the slick designs portrayed in the prior two posts, here’s a glimpse of something nearer to reality.

The other side

We’ll be building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) which will likely lead to a few future entries in this blog.

Choosing a mainboard for the HTPC was a laborious task. I was amazed at all the options out there. CPU’s, support chips, graphics chips/cards, etc. After reading for a couple of days, I made some arbitrary choices to narrow the field and then ended up choosing a ‘low end’ board with integrated graphics. It may not be sufficient in the end but will provide an initial platform on which to learn a few things. At a relatively low cost.

The board is a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H. Intel CPU with NVidia support chips and graphics.

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