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Got 10K to spend. Need your help quick !

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ding0220, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. ding0220

    ding0220 Member

    Nov 14, 2007
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    Hello Guys,
    Just came across this site and love it, lots of info and it seems like alot of people know there stuff around here..so i decided to ask some questions about my personal setup and what would be the BEST option for me

    I was thinking about setting up a MCE Media Server that has all my media (pics,DVDs, movies,videos & music), and add 3 powerful HTPCs for the home theater, game room, and family room.
    I currently have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server that I plan to use as the media server. It has Intel Dual Core Xeon 5050 2x2MB Cache 3.00GHZ processor, 2GB memory, PERC5/i Integrated Controller Card, two 80GB hard drive.

    My main goal is that i want to have all the HTPCs to access the server, and play movie/music. Also, each HTPC will be able to record the Dish program and save it to the server. Each HTPC can play standard DVD, and blue ray DVD.

    My budget is 10K. I want to spend some $ to upgrade the server first, get more hard drives (3 - 5 TB). then use the rest to build 3 HTPCs. So, please let me what do you think it's the best setup.

    (1) Case? desktop style, not tower, need to be mounted in the rack


    (3)Drives, storage space ???

    (4)Remote control/access to the HTPC

    (5)Capture Device?

    (6)Video Card with HDMI output?


    (8)Any other cards?


    (10)HTPC software?

    Thank you for reading
  2. Indochine

    Indochine Regular member

    Dec 21, 2006
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    Is this for real?
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2007

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