shadow1100mfp Posted August 19, 2007 Share Posted August 19, 2007 im not really sure where this post should go so i just put it in here. there is alot of stuff in this post, but i know its all possible, though im not sure how to go about this, especially with a limited knowledge of how the insides of a computer works, and with a somewhat limited cashfund what i want to do, is take my computer (it has been replaced by a laptop so i really have no use for the computer as a regular computer anymore, and it seems like a waste to blow it up, though it has crossed my mind :)) and make a media center/all in one type of deal. so what i want to do is: add 3 harddrives (ontop of the one that is already in it): hd1: the one thats already in it:basic computer, internet, music, etc. , mainly configured to connect to the 24inch lcd tv im buying next week hd2: backup of hd 1 hd3: pvr type setup, but something that can handle both music and video, as well as have the ability to connect to the internet, run programs, etc. , mainly configured to connect to my plasma tv hd4: maybe a back up of hd3, or maybe just an extra hard drive where i can store my music instead of keeping it on hd1. fill up all the fan ports (it has 4, 2 front 2 rear, but i want to cut a hole in the top and put one there so that heat can get out more effectivly, because heat rises, right?) paint the entire case (even the inside, just the case though, not the cages or anything, if this is advisable) with a simple gloss or flat black add another dvd burner for the 3rd hd, to burn the recorded shows to disk/to play regular dvds make it as fast as possible without spending a lot add a dock to the top of the case to hold an ipod cut a window in the side cover of the case and mount a piece of plexiglass in place of the metal, with holes drilled in a pattern for ventilation 1 internal usb port, so i can mount my wireless adapter inside out of the way and not have to worry about it also, suggestions on some freeware would be nice, and reviews of specific video cards and capture cards are welcome. m/bs too, as i need to replace the one in it currently (it has been replaced once due to failure, and the guy who replaced it put in one that uses rd ram, and it can only take up to 1 gb, i want to put anywhere from 2-8 in my media center computer) anythign i take out of this case (which will pretty much be everything BUT the dvd drive and hard drive) i want to put into another pc that i have and sell that to help offset the cost of this project, so ill be back for more help if i get the help im after on this first project. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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