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Discussion in 'Home Entertainment Computers' started by BazzaB1971, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. BazzaB1971

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    Hi guys, 1st post in the forums although I've been perusing for a while now. I've been building up some old & new parts to be build myself a half decent setup.

    I have these already:-

    Antec Fusion Case
    Asus P5N-MX Mobo
    E2180 CPU
    2x1Gig Crucial Ballistix DDR2 6400
    Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound card
    Compro E700 PCi Tv Card
    Belkin Wireless USB Stick

    I also have an X800GTO PCix gfx card that I could use if it needs it.

    I am looking to purchase

    Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
    Blu-Ray Player (undecided yet)
    And a BIG Telly..lol again undecided.

    Any opinions on the setup and what I can or shouldn't add to it are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking guys.
     
  2. Iccz

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    Definitely agree with the drive, the Sammy Spinpoint 1tb's are great drives.

    Blu-Ray is something i've not got around to yet, i'm still waiting for more of a price drop before I can justify it.

    Big TV is a must!!! I never see any reason why not to get one :D
    I'm very happy with my 40" Bravia, does the trick for all I need it to!
    (Currently working on my HTPC build)
     
  3. Daveybryce

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    Firstly, let me welcome you to the forum :hiya:

    A question I generally ask before building any computer system is what am I going to use it for.

    Am I using it for:-

    1. Purely Home Theatre and Internet Browsing
    2. Home Theatre and Gaming
    3. Business Purposes

    These 3 questions generally will dictate how fast your processor needs to be, how much memory and how fast the memory should be, how much storage required and what outputs you are looking for in terms of Video/audio ports.

    Can you give any more details including specs on mobo, cpu and TV card and I maybe able to point you in a more streamlined direction.

    Not much help at the mo but maybe able to help:thumbsup:
     
  4. Scott_Mac

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    Blu Ray Player wise, you can't go wrong with this:

    LG GGC-H20L SATA DVDRW BD/ HD DVD-ROM Black retail kit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    Very cheap, has a built in DVD-RW and does HD DVD where you can pick up some real bargain price films!

    The Spinpoint drives are excellent, however I have the same case as you and considering the 'relative' lack of space for hard disks i went for the largest I could fit in, in one disk... which at the time was the 1.5Tb one from Seagate, thankfully it seems to have been lucky and not suffered from the problems that a lot did and is both fast and quiet, it also isn't that much more than the 1Tb ones and you get a lot more space!

    Seagate OEM 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11 Internal Hard Disk: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
     
  5. theraq

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    Any pics?

    :thumbsup:
     
  6. BazzaB1971

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    wow! how things have changed since this thread started :eek:

    I will get pics up asap :smashin:
     
  7. BazzaB1971

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    ok guys I've done a few updates in the last couple of weeks :smashin:

    I really must sort out a PROPER build thread :smashin:

    Current system specs are:-

    CPU = C2D E7300
    Mobo = Gigabyte E7AUM-DS2H
    Memory = OCZ Platinum 2 x 2Gb DDR800
    Hauppage Nova SD2 Satellite Card
    Compro E700 DVB Freeview card
    Hitachi Deskstar 1Tb HDD 32mb Cache
    Samsung DVDwr (still no blu-ray)
    Samsung 40" LCD TV
    Genius Media Cruiser Keyboard

    What's new?

    1TB HDD..Seagate Barracuda 500gig died and went to bootville..hurt my toe :hiya::eek:
    CPU E2160 changed
    OEM HSF changed to Sythe Mini Ninja
    Radeon HD3450 - removed to use onboard gfx
    Creative X-Fi Extreme Gamer - removed to use onboard

    Newest toys!
    [​IMG]

    Wasn't impressed with delivery from Scan...package wasn't damaged but upon opening, the fan had 2 corners broken off...too late to send back I'd stripped the others out...so..super glue at the ready, a quick fix as this fan will be replaced with a golf ball :thumbsup:
    [​IMG]

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    New chip installed
    [​IMG]


    Had to swap channels on the memory as I couldn't seat the fan properly on the Ninja
    [​IMG]


    All done and Win7 gives me a very promising score :clap:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Theydon Bois

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    I think we should have a guess the amount of money in the jar competition......

    Thats bad that the fan was damaged like that though :(
     
  9. BazzaB1971

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    Lol...I'm not sure myself...about £20 it's only 2ps and 1ps :cool:
     

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