Challenge: Build me a HTPC for £300!

Discussion in 'Home Entertainment Computers' started by ellipr97, May 1, 2007.

  1. ellipr97

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    Hey, i am looking to build a HTPC to hook upto my HDTV for around £300 i currently have a s939 3500+ processor and 1GB DDR1 ram i intende to use, would prefer something in a smaller format to a full size case but i dont know what so i shall leave that upto you!

    thanks in advance, Paul
     
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    Something to get you started:
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    Get a 8500GT off ebuyer - with google checkout it's only £42.
     
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    If you're not bothered about games I'd go for a motherboard with integrated graphics.

    I have a MSI 939 mobo with nVidia 6150 graphics, and it does everything I need it to. It even runs 720p x264 files no problem, and Company of Heroes works with low settings (that was just a test, I don't really play games on it).

    If you need it, just plug in a GFX card later on down the line.
     
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    I've just built a similar system with a S939 Opteron, your biggest problem is going to be trying to find a decent S939 microATX mobo, everyone appears to be out of stock. So my suggestion would be to maybe think about going for full ATX motherboard and a larger case, but if thats not an option, then sell the processor and get an AM2, there are plenty microATX boards out there for AM2 now
     
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    Indeed it looks like it does the job, though probably a bit noisy and one HD space only.

    The google check out and ebuyer free shipping is pretty cool. Ive bought quite a bit now at £90 a shot. No point in one big order! :clap:
     

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