Windows Media Center – Ceton Prime Part Four (Assembly and Video Cards)
This is the fourth of five (?) articles about my Windows Media Center build in anticipation of the new Ceton CableCARD tuner release. Tonight I will be talking about the assembly and video card installation in the Alienware P2 Chassis.
The plan is to have this system replace my Moxi Charter Cable DVR AND my WMC PC.
The three previous articles can be found at:
The chassis is a Alienware P2 case with light kit.
I get paid every two weeks and get a few items each paycheck. I should be done in January, well before the March Ceton release. This paycheck I bought the video cards.
I am naming her Ceton Prime in honor of the Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card scheduled for release on March 31, 2010.
This Paycheck – $260
$124.99 for the 9800 GTX from TigerDirect and $134.99 for the 9800 GTX + from Newegg for a total of $260.
The amount spent so far is $260+$434+$355+$225 for a subtotal of $1,274 (no tax). Not too bad.
CPU, Fan and Memory Installation
Motherboard, Media Drives and Hard Drive
Video Card Installation
Instructions and Podcast
What is next?
I am going to load the OS and get it running for the next article.