Watch video and photos and listen to mp3 music stored on our home network through the normal TV and stereo in the living room.
- Must have low power consumption
- Must be quiet
- Must boot fast
- Must be stable and low-maintenance
- Cheap is good!
Mini-ITX based PC with a decent processor and onboard graphics, squeezed into a tiny wee case.
For a while now most of us have had two cool things in our homes: a home entertainment system and a network. But how can we get all our great digital content onto that nice big TV and hifi in the living room? The answer is a media centre PC.
- Jetway JNC-62K Motherboard with onboard Nvidia 8200 graphics card
- AMD Athlon X2 e4850 high efficiency CPU
- Silverstone NT07-AM2 low-profile heatsink/fan.
- 1GB RAM
- 80GB SATA hard drive
- Terratec Aureon PCI sound card with S/PDIF
- Jou Jye NU-528i-B case with internal 73W power supply.
- Wireless keyboard with built-in trackpad
- TOSlink optical cable to get shiny digital sound to the hifi
- XBMC media centre software
- Ubuntu 64-bit, stripped down custom version. See Ubuntu Minimal: Build an ultra-lightweight custom OS