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  1. Unknown786

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    As title, looking for a cheap HTPC to store films etc and stream things from. Currently connect laptop to TV but looking for a more permanent solution.

    Ideally want something that can connect to a bluetooth keyboard but I presume this could easily be done with a bluetooth dongle?

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    anyone?
     
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    I have an Antec Fusion complete with PSU with the following installed,

    Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H Motherboard.
    AMD Athlon 4850e CPU.
    2gb of OCZ PC2-6400 Ram.

    No hard drive or OS.

    I would want £70 delivered for the lot.

    My build thread from the original build back in 2009 is here,

    My HTPC upgrade/new build. | AVForums

    I have been using this machine for the past 4 years or so and its never missed a beat, it plays back all BluRays with ease.

    The only thing it doesn't do, bitstream HD audio via HDMI. It does have an optical out though.

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    Sorry - few questions as this is an area I don't know much at all about! This fairly easy to set up media portal on? Does it come with a tv card? And I presume I can just connect with optical cable to my amp?
     
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    You will need a hard drive. Once that's in you will need an OS (Like Windows 7).

    Once thats done, installing mediaportal is a piece of cake.

    No TV card I'm afraid, optical cable to amp is perfect.

    If you didn't want TV then I would look at XBMC which can be installed on a USB stick with no reason to have Windows :).

    XBMCbuntu - XBMC

    You can of course have a dedicated hard drive for media.
     
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    Sounds good - whereabouts are you based? Any movement on price? Still need to get other bits and pieces and on a budget! Oh, forgot to ask, is it Bluetooth enabled?
     
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    I'm based up north, many miles from London in the Lake District.

    No bluetooth but I do use a bluetooth keyboard via a dongle.

    As for movement on price, best I would do would be £70. Its going to cost a bit to ship due to the size.

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    dc7700p Core2Duo 2.4Ghz 4GB RAM 250GB HD wireless keyboard and mouse included £70 delivered

    Can install any low profile PCI express GPU into it as it has a flexible riser.
     
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    Already got a keyboard etc - how much without keyboard/mouse and do you have a pic?
     
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    Think it is a little bit out of my budget as I still need to get a hard drive, tv tuner etc. Don't mind slow delivery etc - or perhaps if there is anything else you have for sale?
     
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    Sure its £5 less as it cost me £8 new so its only worth a fiver used anyway.
     

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    Would you accept £60 with a slow/cheap delivery method (can use collect+ etc).
     
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    Make it £65 and we have a deal :).
     
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    Throw in a Bluetooth dongle and any wiring, cables etc and we have a deal!
     
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    My machine not of any interest then?
     
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    Sorry - thought I replied - not quite what I am looking for - thanks.
     
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    I'm afraid I don't have a bluetooth dongle to throw in. All the cables you will require will be in the sale though ;).

    Offer is on the table if you want it.

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    62.50 and I am happy to use collect+ or a similar service that allows local store pickup! It's usually a couple of quid cheaper that delivery to door!
     
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    OK you have a deal. Will PM you shortly. :).

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