I recently freed an old Dell Inspiron 530s from it’s obligations at work in a dental office, and decided to design it as a Home Theatre PC. It might be from 2006, but it still has some use in it.
This build also shows some of the challenges of building and upgrading in a half-height case, and, in addition, some things about building in a system like the 530s.
- Sapphire Radeon HD6670 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card – 100326DDR3L
- AVerMedia AVerTVHD Duet TV Tuner
- Hauppauge 23064 PCTV Remote Kit for Media Center