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Substitute For Mouse And Keyboard Using Htpc


Does anybody know of anything i could use to substitute a mouse and keyboard to a htpc. I want to be able to navigate the pc with being stuck with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Something small and able to blend well with the other remotes. If not, we need to design one.

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Wireless Keyboard / Mouse Recommendations For Htpc

I am finishing up the conversion of this free pc into a media/ht pc. I've found a case that can handle my 8800gts and still be cool and quiet, i've found a new motherboard/cool running processor to use (amd 5050e/780 chipset), i've even been doing research on a remote starter, which likely won't happen as this comp will run 99. 9% of the time. I've got the new case and hard drive (640gb se16 wd, going to triple boot xp/vista/ubuntu once i get my new board). I'll likely leave the videocard as the rare times i do play demanding games i can live with 4x aa. But now i've got to find a solution to the cabling dilemma. The monitor/case can sit across the room from my chair/bed, and i want a good mouse/keyboard that can be used wirelessly, cheaply, and not have any sort of delay. So recommendations to further my project?

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I'm requiring some input from you guys. It's been a long time since i build my last rig. It's now time for me to do a complete overhaul, and like always, things have been evolving quite a lot since the last time i've put my hands at work! I've done my homework like i always do, looking and searching on the net for benchmarks, reviews, etc. I just want to know what you guys are thinking about the following. Any recommendation or advice are always welcome! What i already have :

Processor : intel core 2 quad q9550 (slb8v e0)
Memory : 2 x 2gb ddr2 corsair dominator (cm2x2048-8500c5d)
Display : i want to use me lcd tv, a 52" samsung ln52a750
Primary hdd : wd 74 gig raptor (for os and applications)

And now what i'm planning to get :

Motherboard : gigabyte ga-ep45-ud3p
I chose this one because i wanted to keep the option for crossfire. I problably will never do it, but well, just in case. Others choices were the ud3r version and the asus p5q pro and pro turbo. Case : silverstone crown cw02b-mxr
Wanted an htpc-like case, but finding one with adequate ventilation and size for components was a real pita. So i finally settled for this (big) case and i'm sure i would be happy with it. Plenty of space!

Cpu heatsink : thermalright ultra 120 extreme
Prolimatech megahalems would have been nice too, but thermalright's availability (from where i am) is more convenient. Psu : corsair professionnal hx850
Wanted a modular one. An hx750 would probably have been enough, but for the price difference, an hx850 seems to be the way to go. Videocard : a certain hd4870 1 gig
Here i need your advise. I want a capable vidcard, but not a noisy one. I'll be playing @ 1920x1080. Secondary hdd : hitachi deskstar 7k1000. B 1tb (hdt721010sla360)
Seems to me a good hd, price and performance wise. It will mainly be the place where i'll be putting my game installation folder, my documents, my dvd rips, mp3, etc. Odd : lg ggc h20l
Needed something to read dvds, blu-rays with the ability to burn dvds for backup purpose. Seems to me a perfect choice. Fans : unknown
I haven't search for that yet. I know i will need 4 of them : 2 x 92mm intake, 1 x 120mm exhaust ans 1 x 120mm for the true cpu cooler. They need to be as much silent as possible, but powerful enough to do an excellent job. Any suggestion are welcome here!

Os : unknown
A couple of month ago, vista 32 bits seemed the way to go. As of today, i'm not sure. Is vista 64 bits would be the choice of excellence? Windows 7 maybe? Again, any suggestion are welcome here!

This is approximately how the computer will be use for :

35% - gaming
15% - watching movies
25% - internet related things
25% - working

Gaming
Need something enough powerful to play games @ 1920x1080 with high details and fluid fps. Movies
I plan to mostly watch regular dvds and blu-ray. I also want to be able to play most type of videos files. Internet
Well, nothing really specific here. Working
I'm a graphic designer, so mainly the use of adobe cs4 software (photoshop, indesign ans illustrator). Add to this some 3d modeling and animation with lightwave. Overcloaking
I do plan to do some mild overcloaking. I liked my first experience with my current rig (athlon 64 x2 3800+ with a dfi nf4 ultra-d), so i want to continue having fun with this. That's it! That's mainly what i have in mind. Please feel free to comment, criticizes and suggest things. Aside for what's already in my possession, nothing else is set in stone!

Many thanks in advance for everyone who will contribute!


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