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Holywood, The Audio/Video PC.

Named after the Discworld parody of Hollywood. This machine is based in a Micro-ATX chassis and is about the size of a video recorder.

It sits in the A/V rack in my front room alongside the A/V Amplifier, DVD Player and Video. Finished in flat black (sprayed by my own fair hands) it merges beautifully with the rest of the components.

The components in this were chosen for a different reason from my normal choices. Noise was my prime concern, I chose a 5400 RPM drive and the case is well lined with sound proofing material.

It's a stunning machine, still a bit noisier than I would have preferred, but fulfills all other requirements completely! The noise goes un-noticed when it's in use, but if the room is silent you can still hear it humming in the background.

I've decided not to host my MP3 streaming on this machine due to it not being on all the time. But it's still great for watching DivX films on the big screen.

Holywood Specification

Processor

Celeron 900 (100MHz FSB)

Memory

128MB PC133 SDRAM

Motherboard

Aopen MX34-U

Case

Micro ATX Desktop case 1 x 5 1/4 (external), 2 x 3 1/2 (external) and 1 x 3 1/2 (internal)

Cooling

Standard Heatsink and Fan.

Hard Drive(s)

Maxtor DiamondMax D540X 60.0GB UDMA100 5400 RPM

Optical Drive(s)

Black Fronted 4x CD-ROM

Soundcard

Onboard Sound.

Graphics Card(s)

Creative Labs TNT2 M64 with TV out.

Monitor(s)

None, TV-Out only.

Input Devices

Qtronix Scorpius-990 wireless compact keyboard, with integrated trackball.

Network Card(s)

Integrated 10/100 networking.

Additional Hardware

None.

Operating System

Windows 2000 due to ease of enabling the TV out. I may decide to play with Linux on it, but for now, it does the job.



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