Re-Buidling Media PC

The Dewaneya Media PC has been running for a good 6 years, and I think the age is showing. Since I have made some major changes to the dewaneya I was going for a bit of a hardware upgrade, starting off with the media PC.

New Specifications

  • Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF – Mini-ITX – Media Motherboard
  • Core i5 2300 – 2.8 GHz
  • 8 GB Ram (2x4GB)
  • Corsair 90 GB SSD – Sata 3 (For The OS)
  • Pioneer BluRay RW

Total 187 KD From Professional Computer

What I Already Have

  • Thermaltake Case
  • Power Supply
  • 2TB HD – Sata 3 (For The Media)

I almost store nothing on my PC’s these days, everything is stored on a network storage device which in this case is the Netgear 24TB Storage Unit. This little Unit is gonna pack a punch with the upgraded hardware and will be able to handle everything that I throw at it. Gonna install Windows 7 on it and from there I’m going to configure XBMC for my network, gonna take some tweaking and getting used to but I’m sure it will work perfectly. Other hardware upgrades are taking place in the dewaneya but that will be forthcoming in another post.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Ahmad

    Several years back I bought one of these small factor PCs from professional but when I went back for another one I found that they stopped stocking these small cases that are perfect for HTPC. I ended up buying an Acer Aspire from Xcite.

    It’s good to hear that they have them again!

  2. @Ahmad – Yeah, they have started stocking some items, and they have the hardware. The thing is that they get it every once in a while. They aren’t always stocked!

  3. Hot Damn! Now that’s one hot storage 24TB! :P

  4. Dave

    Man, my computers need updating, about like yours did. I just cant ever save money to spend it on computer stuff, always buying other things…one day :))

  5. Last time I went to Professional they didnt have HTPC cases. Might spring for an Acer Revo soon.

    24TB! whoa man! Do you have a disaster recovery plan? lol!

  6. @Jacqui – Go Big Or Go Home!

    @Dave – LOOL! Surprisingly computer gear is a lot cheaper these days then before, also you can reuse some old parts!

    @Mathai – Yes I do have a disaster recovery plan and it is in place! lol

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