Currently using an old laptop (XP) to watch streaming video on TV (via S-Video)
Started to build a desktop (my first attempt) as replacement so that I can get HDMI output.
So far I have bought
- 10 Bay ATX Case w/ 300 Watt PSU
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Brisbane 2.2GHz
- CORSAIR XMS2 4GB ( 2 X 2GB ) PC2-6400 800MHz 240-pin DDR2 CL5 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit - TWIN2X4096-6400C5
- Motherboard (AM2 Socket, HDMI)
- CPU Fan
- Case Fan
I am thinking of using Logitech Mediaboard Pro after basic setup is done with wired keyboard/mouse.
I know laptop hard disk can be used in desktop with an adapter.
But can it be used as primary ? Will the BIOS recognize it ? What about the driver ?
This way I won't have to buy/install/setup the OS.
What else I need to consider ?
Also, is the thermal compound/adhesive/paste/gel or whatever absolutely necessary ?