After my socket A mobo fan controller died I am looking for a new computer now.
It will be running BeyondTV.
HTPC still for kids and on old TV with just S-video input. Buy new mobo, ram, and CPU/fan. Everything else will be exsisting. mobo needs at least 2 sata ports. Would have to have AGP for exsisting Video Card. Everything as quiet as possible.
Cost about $150 taxes in.
HTPC with a proper case, High Defintion OTA and possibly HD player.
cost about $1000 taxes in. The system can be incomplete and I can add things every month or so. ex. Hard drives, ram, video card for HD.
No gaming on either. I think the majority of work will be done by Hauppauge 150 card.
I prefer to buy from infonec, tigerdirect, canadacomputers etc. so they can set it up and I can pickup. I am pretty confident in most areas but have never a computer from scratch.
Thanks for any suggestions and opinions.