The PowerCube HTPC from $995

The PowerCube HTPC from $995 from The Home Theatre Professionals

By: The Home Theatre Professionals  23-Feb-2011
Keywords: Theatre, Tv, Home Theatre

We have been using MediaPortal for many years and we are glad to be able to offer you a full install and setup of MediaPortal to suit your needs.
MediaPortal is a superior choice for your HTPC for many reasons, most of all its the customisations that are available.
We have spent a large amount of time choosing the right base components for the optimal experience.
Listen to music and radio
Play videos, movies and DVDs
View pictures or create a slideshow
Watch, schedule and record live TV - like a TiVo, but more, and for free!
Stream media, radio and TV to any HTPC / PC connected to your network
Use a remote to control your HTPC from your couch
Check weather, news, or information on the web, even play games!
More of the features from all our HTPCs

Windows 7
Far superior to previous versions of windows, Windows 7 has been met with praise from people from all walks of life.
Included Free when you purchase Windows 7 is a 26 Page User Manual & Quick Start Guide with Step by Step Graphical Guides.
When ordering a computer with Windows 7, it will be fully installed and ready to go & includes Certificate of Authenticity & Disc.

Microsoft Cordless Desktop 800
Secured Wireless Connection
Microsoft 2.4 GHz wireless delivers a secured and reliable connection with up to 15-foot range.
Battery Status Indicators
Lights let you know when your batteries are running low.
Mouse Features
Microsoft Optical Technology
1000 dpi provides responsive cursor control.
Snap-in Transceiver
Stows conveniently under mouse for portability. Power switch turns the mouse on and off for up to 8 months of battery life.    Keyboard Features
Easy-Access Hot Keys
Quickly access Calculator, volume controls, mute, and play/pause.
Longer Battery Life
Up to 15 months of battery life.

IR Remote Control
Fully customisable Remote Control.
Comes fully configured for MediaPortal, You can even turn your HTPC on and off with it.
If you want a particular button to do something different, thats no problem- All buttons can be configured to emulate any keyboard combination or even start Applications.
Most navigation is done simply by pressing directional buttons, OK and Back.
There is all the usual Play/Pause/FF/RW etc as well as seperate Volume Up and Down/Channel Up/Down. As well as lots of other buttons we can configure to do pretty much anything you want.

Dual HDTV Tuners
Enjoy 2 of your favorite digital TV shows at the same time with dual built-in professional tuners Recording 2 HD digital channels while watching any of them.
EPG (Electronic Programs Guide) for easily gather daily or weekly TV program information. You can schedule your digital TV recordings on a daily, weekly or once only according to info from the EPG.
With Time-Shifting support, users can pause, rewind and fast-forward live television. Take your breaks during a TV show or movie and never have to miss a scene again.

Optical Drive
CD/DVD Writer
Included in this system is a DVD-RW Drive, allowing you to not only play all your CDs and DVDs but also, using the included software; Record your own DVD videos, CD Audio, and Data discs.

AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1Ghz Dual Core
A powerful CPU is very important in any performance computing and this is no exception, The Phenom II X2 550 supports throttling, so it only uses the amount of power it needs, saving power and reducing heat output. With 2 Cores processing simultaniously the Phenom II X2 550 is perfect for all your computing needs.

DDR3 1333 2GB
The amount of RAM you have determines how many programs can be executed at one time and how much data can be readily available to a program. It also determines how quickly your applications perform and how many applications you can easily toggle between at one time.
Simply put, the more RAM you have, the more programs you can run smoothly and simultaneously.

Hard Disk
This system comes with a 1TB Hard Disk for the Operating System and Data.
The capacity of your Hard Disk determines how much things you can save on your computer, eg; Movies, Pictures, Music, Games, etc.
A Solid State drive is much smaller, but also much faster than a conventional Hard Disk. A combination of both is possible in all our systems.

Front Ports
On the front of the HTPC is a selection of ports.
USB 2.0 (x2)
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
This makes it possible for you to plug in your devices without fumbling around the back.

Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port
1 x DVI
1 x HDMI
1 x External SATA
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
6 -Channel Audio I/O
2 x Wi-Fi antenna port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output port
1 x Bluetooth
2 x USB 3.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
TV RF in connector for Antenna
1 Jack for Remote Sensor

Designed for use with Mini-DTX and Mini-ITX motherboards, the SG05 is the smallest Sugo yet. Compared with previous iterations at around 23 liters in volume, the SG05 at 10.8 liters is less than half the size! However, in keeping with the spirit of its Sugo name, the case is capable of swallowing many standard components while keeping everything cooled. For the first time in a case of this size class, the SG05 is equipped with a low speed 120mm fan that is mounted to create positive air pressure, ensuring good balance of cooling and quietness. Other notable features include the ability to accept 9 inch long graphics card, room for thicker 2.5 inch hard drives such as Western Digital’s VelociRaptor™, full-height for retail boxed CPU coolers, and an 80 PLUS certified SFX 300W power supply. For building a fast PC in the smallest possible form factor, the SG05 is without peers.
Special Feature
Ample space for CPU cooling (82mm in height)
Elevated standoff for motherboard back side components
Unprecedented 120mm fan in mini casing for positive pressure cooling
Support 2.5” and 3.5” hard drives
Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX motherboard & SFX PSU compatible
80 Plus certified SFX 300W power supply included
Standard-length expansion cards support (9 inches)
Model No.
SST-SG05B (black)
SST-SG05W (white)
Plastic front panel, 0.6mm SECC body
Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bay
External    Slim optical x 1
Internal    3.5” x 1 , 2.5”x 1
Cooling System
Front    1 x 120mm intake fan 1200rpm
Rear    --
Side    Oversized vents
Top    Oversized vents
Bottom    --
Internal    --
Hard Drive    --
Expansion Slot
Front I/O Port
USB2.0 port x 2
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply
SFX 300W with 80 PLUS certification (SilverStone tuned)
Operating system support
Expansion Card
Standard size long cards capable (9”)*
Limitation of CPU cooler
Limitation of PSU
Net Weight
3.52 kg
222 mm (W) x 176 mm (H) x 276 mm (D)
Power supply type    
Max. DC Output    
Load Range
+3.3V    +5V    +12V1    +12V2    +12V3    +12V4    +5VSB    -12V    -5V
20A    22A    14A    16A    /    /    2.5A    0.5A    /
Peak (Amps)
/    /    19A    19A    /    /    3A    /    /
0.5A    0.5A    1A    1A    /    /    0A    0A    /
Range (%)
+/-5%    +/-5%    +/-5%    +/-5%    /    /    +/-5%    +/-5%    /
70mV    70mV    140mV    140mV    /    /    70mV    70mV    /
combined +3.3, +5V    
combined +12V    
22A / 264W
Input Voltage    
90V ~ 264V(Auto Range)
Input Frequency Range    
47Hz ~ 63Hz
Active PFC (PF>0.95 at full load)
Operating temperature    
0 ~ 50°C
Over current protection, Over power protection, Over voltage protection, Short circuit.
1 x 24-pin motherboard connector (300mm)
1 x 4-pin ATX12V connector (400mm)
1 x 6-pin PCI-E connector (400mm)
1 x triple SATA connector (300mm +200mm +100mm)
1 x dual 4-pin IDE (300mm + 200mm)
1 x single floppy power connectors
(300mm + 200mm + 200mm)
Cooling System    
Single 80mm fan
Noise Level    
19 dBA minimum
125 mm (W) x 63.5 mm (H) x 100 mm (D)
Fully assembled & tested - All Driver Disks & Manuals Inc.

Windows 7 (if ordered) is FULLY INSTALLED on the system & ready to go (COA & Disc included)
OpenOffice, Firefox & Avast Free Anti-Virus also installed.
Should you need assistance, we provide you with telephone & email support along with a minimum 12 month warranty on all parts.

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