Cheapest htpc

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  1. karlmaddock

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    Hi all i have been thinking about building a htpc to go with my lcd tv

    Would be looking for full hd output with blueray and hd dvd playback

    Any ideas of a rough price guide im looking for the cheapest option but want it to be able to cope

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    £650 ish
     
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    Cheapest bare minimum option you are looking at

    £40 for 2400XT graphics card
    £75 for C2D E4500 CPU.
    £50 For Asus microATX motherboard.
    £30 For 2 Gig of DDR2 memory
    £20 For the cheapest Good Quality Quality PSU (Silverpower 350W)
    £160 For LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD combo drive
    £61 for Samsung 500G Hard drive.

    Then you can either buy a cheapo full standing case for around £30 if looks are no interest to you. Or you will have to buy a media center case for around £100.
     

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