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2. Modify an Existing Computer that you already Own:
You can upgrade your existing computer to satisfy your HTPC needs. A home theater computer will often work just fine with your old processor, motherboard, and memory.
You may find it necessary to upgrade the memory and the hard drive/s. The main thing a HTPC needs is lots of storage space. Upgrading the hard drive space is a very easy project.
Upgrade the soundcard by adding a firewire interface such as the Echo Audiofire 8. This is a firewire multi channel DAC that will give you excellent performance from multi channel tracks. You can stream an analog signal into your PC to implement room correction.
The video card can also be upgraded if you plan to use the video from the HTPC. This is not necessary because you may use a standalone blue ray player or DVD player. But this is a viable option if you so choose.
Read here about how to Integrate the HTPC into the Home Entertainment System. It is very easy to plug hardware modules into the PCI and PCI express slots on an existing computer.
3. Modify a new computer that you purchase for a Home Theater PC.
Or go all the way and build the HTPC using the best of the available components.
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Using the Home Theater PC in your audio and video system is actually fairly easy.
This is not something that you need to hire an installer to do.
The hardware is basically plug and play. You put the hardware in the case, install the drivers according to the instructions, and you are off and running.
The advantages of the HTPC are many.
You will not have to search through your music library trying to find that lost album. Much of the playback software allows you to do a search by name or genre - very handy and easy.
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