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Windows 7: Looking for Help and Tips Building a good Home Entertainment PC

19 Feb 2012   #1

Looking for Help and Tips Building a good Home Entertainment PC

Well, I have been doing quite a bit of googleing and can't seem to find that much information on how to build a good home entertainment PC. I have built a few PC's in the past set up a couple home networks, etc. But I wanna incorporate a PC into my entire home entertainment center.

Basically I wanna do the following:
- Use it as a home server (to store files and backup files to)
- Play movie and music from it (stream to other PC's in the home and play it directly on my tv and sound system)

Other Information
- Also looking for add some DVR functionality to the whole system
- Also any ideas on what OS will suit my needs better windows 7 or windows server?

One last thing! Anyone know what i should be looking for to hook up my sound system to a sound card??
If anyone has any links or guides or help that i can use to help me build something that can do what i want please let me know.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

You should look at a NAS for networked media storage, then all you pc's can access. Otherwise, using a server, the machine will need to be on whenever another machine wants to access its library.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2012   #3


gunna be using it for full blown media server
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