New HTPC Build Using Old Parts

Ayuclack

http://qwich.in
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
Ans: HTPC USE For XMBC and DVR Stuff

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans: 5k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: NOPE

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: Windows 7 or MAC or XBMCbuntu

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: I have 250 currently will upgrade to 2 TB

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
Ans:NOPE Using MY Bravia

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: CPU +MB + RAM + HDD

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: AFTER 15th this month

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: yes

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: Ahmedabad Open to online

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: Just Using Old C2D PC as for a htpc


What I Currently have in OLD PC

Component Product
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
Motherboard Intel Original Board
Ram 2GB Transcend
Graphics Card Zotac Geforce 9600 GT 1 GB
Hard Drive 250 GB Seagate barracuda
Optical Drive LG (Not Working Currently)
PC Case iBall Unknown Case
Power Supply Unit iBall Unknown
Monitor LG 17" LCD has Yellow Lines
TV Tunner Intex tv Tunner

Need To Change the Cabinet + PSU
New MINI Wireless Keyboard Mouse
If Needed Can Extend the budget and Please suggest more components if needed.


Some Of The Cabinets I Am Thinking of

iBall Baby 315

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Zebronics Flair


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One Question Will They Fitt the GPU Without Low Profile

I am Also Looking for this type of keyboard

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reniarahim1

Youngling
You can look for Cooler Master Elite 100
Cooler Master Elite 100

Whats your mother board size? is it mini atx, micro atx or atx? Cross check if the small form factor cabinets can accomodate your CPU.

You may also need to get an entry level GPU. Whats your mother board model?
 
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Ayuclack

Ayuclack

http://qwich.in
No GPU Needed 9600 GT is more than enough and the motherboard I am using is micro atx board .

I don't need that much slim form factor but the case should have full gpu expansion slot ...
Don't know about the iBall One!!!
 
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