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Building the Perfect PC by Barbara Fritchman Thompson, Robert Bruce Thompson

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Component Considerations

With our design criteria in mind, we set out to choose the best components for the HTPC system. Although we’ve designed and built many PCs over the years, the HTPC was a new experience for us because the special purposes it serves were outside our general experience. For example, although we understand PC audio and video quite well, the different standards used for television video and home-theater audio were largely a mystery to us. Accordingly, we made a few false starts, but we think we ended up choosing optimal hardware components for the HTPC environment. The following sections describe the components we chose, and why we chose them.

Case and power supply

Antec Overture (http://www.antec-inc.com ...

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