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Build a better HTPC with Engadget

Kevin C. Tofel

Eliot Phillips just built a killer HTPC over at Engadget, maybe he had some DTV-envy from our WMCE how to? It's all good because he's got space for a killer amount of storage in the box: can you say 4TB in the future? There's no HDTV tuner in the box just yet, buy we forgive him; besides, he's already stated his intentions to add a card that's both OTA and QAM-capable. The HTPC costs a little more than a grand, but has some spunky components including an Intel P4 at 3.0GHz, 2GB of memory, and an inexpensive graphics card can power a 1920 x 1200 display. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow if you want your very own HTPC that runs MythTV on Linux, but we'll warn you now: due to graphic pics of PC guts throughout the post, viewer discretion is advised.

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