MD Newbie Pack Slim I

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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

Cooling Fan or Heat Sink

Silverstone NT07-AM2 Fan (website)

Available in Europe only:

NORTHQ NQ 3393 Heat sink with fan (website)

or

Hiper HFC10820C1 (German website)

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