Difference between revisions of "MD Newbie Pack Slim I"

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[[Image:FiireChief.jpg|thumb|200px|Fiire Chief Remote Control]]
 
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=Intro=
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A PC to be used as a [[Media Director]] has specific requirements: a stylish case, low power requirements/heat emission, quiet operation (quiet fans or fanless heat sink), good graphic and sound output cards, and interfaces for input devices/remote controls (USB, wireless, Bluetooth, or USB-UIRT).
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It does not need extensive processing power or RAM.
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It does not need a large hard drive, since storage can be provided over the network from the Core or a NAS (network attached storage) device. It does need a DVD (optical) drive, since you will play DVDs through it.
  
 
= Status =
 
= Status =
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= Features =
 
= Features =
 
* Small HiFi form factor
 
* Small HiFi form factor
* Brushed aluminium front
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* Brushed aluminum front
 
* Clear design
 
* Clear design
 
* Plenty of outputs (component, HDMI, ..)
 
* Plenty of outputs (component, HDMI, ..)
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See [http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_spec.php?pno=lc20&area=usa website] for more details. Approx. $140 at Newegg.com.
 
See [http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_spec.php?pno=lc20&area=usa website] for more details. Approx. $140 at Newegg.com.
  
== Optical drive ==
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== Optical (DVD) drive ==
 
Pioneer (Bulk) DVR-K06 Slim Slot-In
 
Pioneer (Bulk) DVR-K06 Slim Slot-In
 
== CPU ==
 
== CPU ==

Revision as of 20:44, 27 April 2008

Silverstone LaCasa 19 Case
MSI Media Live (7329) Motherboard
Fiire Chief Remote Control

Intro

A PC to be used as a Media Director has specific requirements: a stylish case, low power requirements/heat emission, quiet operation (quiet fans or fanless heat sink), good graphic and sound output cards, and interfaces for input devices/remote controls (USB, wireless, Bluetooth, or USB-UIRT).

It does not need extensive processing power or RAM.

It does not need a large hard drive, since storage can be provided over the network from the Core or a NAS (network attached storage) device. It does need a DVD (optical) drive, since you will play DVDs through it.

Status

Confirmed working with 0704.

Features

  • Small HiFi form factor
  • Brushed aluminum front
  • Clear design
  • Plenty of outputs (component, HDMI, ..)
  • low power usage
  • UI2 capable (reported up to 720p)

Components

Case

SilverStone_LaCasa_LC19

See website for more details. Approx. $140 at Newegg.com.

Optical (DVD) drive

Pioneer (Bulk) DVR-K06 Slim Slot-In

CPU

AMD BE2400

Cooler

Silverstone NT07-AM2 [1]

or

NORTHQ NQ 3393 [2]

or

Hiper HFC10820C1

RAM

2xDDR2 PC800 1GB

Motherboard

MSI_Media_Live_Mainboard

See website for details.

Also look for an integrated multimedia MB and case here.

Remote

Fiire Chief