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How To Build A Home Theater PC, Part 1
Here's the step-by-step guide on how to build a home theater PC. From the case to optical drives, and from the home theater speaker review to computer media players, let's get it all in place before we put it into your media center computer system.
For more detail on how to install the various components, refer to the computer building guide in additional reading below and visit this page for more on computer case connections.
Start by opening up your HTPC/computer case. The first thing you should do is to take a moment and decide on the order that things need to be done.
HTPC cases are usually a little tighter and less roomy than a computer case, so the order of installation may make a difference. This can also vary depending on the case you are using. In the case of the Silverstone SST-LC16B-M ATX, we'll start with the motherboard.
CPU and Memory
Note: Whether you build a computer or build a home theater PC, installing a heatsink is fairly universal, but there are exceptions. Refer to your heatsink manual to ensure that there are no extra steps required.
So far so good? You have just taken the first steps to build a home theater PC - let's continue...
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