Inside a messy HTPC…


The extremely messy inside…. Please note the 300GIG Maxtor HD laying carefully on a bed of cables in the lower left corner. I am not going to move the box, and this way the HD makes less noise compared to if it was fastened in one of the drive bays.

…and, it serves as a self-destruct mechanism if somebody should steal my HTPC… :-)

The 160GIG Seagate Barracuda is in one of the 5 1/4-bays mounted in a NoVibes drive kit. It is completely silent!

Inside a messy HTPC…

Spec

Case: NoiseControl Desktop Black
Mainboard: Epox EP 8RDA3+
CPU: AMD Athlon XP2000+
CPU Cooler: MIST Silent Twin
512 MB Ram PC2700
Screen card: MSI Geforce4 Ti4800SE-VTD
PSU: Enermax 350W Modified by NoiseControl
Case fan: GlacialTech
Hard drives:
Seagate Barracuda7 160 GIG
Mounted With NoiseControl NoVibes
Maxtor 300 GIG 5400RPM
DVD: Pioneer Slot In SCSI DVD-304
Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI Controller
Floppy drive
Vantex Nexus Temperature Monitor and fan control
RedRat3 IR Blaster
Evation IRMan IR Reciever
Ruwido InfraBoard IR Keyboard and mouse

Software:
ShowShifter
Girder
TVHolic
XMLTV
RedRat3 Command Line Utility

Running video input from a Motorola Di5000 digital cable set top box. Taking RGB out of the Motorola Box, converting it to S-Video in an RGB-to-S-Video converter from JS Technologies and sent into the video input on the MSI Geforce4 screen card.

Running ShowShifter with the following settings:

Recording: PICVIDEO Quality 18 720×576 25 fps
ShowShifting: PICVIDEO Quality 18 704×576 25 fps
Recompression: Windows Media Video 9 – 720 x 576 – 2,5 Mbit/s Deinterlace, Audio 96kbit/s
Music from my CDs: Windows Media Audio Lossless

Spec