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where to get a HCPC

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by chic, Mar 23, 2002.

  1. chic

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    i am looking for info about purchasing a hcpc to use with my panasonic projector, can I buy one already made up or do I have to buy all the bits & make it myself.

    If so how much am I looking at for a decent hcpc and could you give me a rough idea to what I would need
     
  2. tryingtimes

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    There are a few places you can buy excellent quality HCPCs.
    I think Jenz on these boards is doing something (he seems to be playing his cards close to his chest)
    you can also buy from
    http://www.digitalconnection.com in the states - they have an immaculate reputation and I think http://www.avscience.com do them.

    If you can afford the extra then I'm sure it will remove much of the hassle however there is much enjoyment to be had from building your own and you could save a fair bit.

    Hope that helps
    Regards
    Alex
     
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    building can be considerably cheaper than buying a pre-built system and its not that difficult.

    I have built 6 pcs so far this year for friends and all have saved significant amounts.
     
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    I agree with Doubledoom.
    The best thing is that if you get stuck you can always post here and find some of the most helpful forum members around
     
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    Building things yourself, or even getting a basic spec built to order from one of the various companies, is a good idea. Then add the software you want and get stuck in. IO built mine from a box of bits, never done it before in my life! Took a couple of hours and, apart from a monitor compatibility problem, it was great. A real sense of acheivement!

    Plenty of help on this board too.

    nick
     
  6. mjn

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    build one yourself, that way you know exactly what hardware you're installing, and you get a better gasp of the PC, believe me i've built over 2000 PC's.
     
  7. chic

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    thanks for all your info I am still undecided to go this route as I have not got a clue about pcs .
     
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    chic, they are all right in saying the above. I know it is a very difficult process for someone who know little about computer!!! I am not a expert, but I have a special interest in computer since DOS era. My advice to know is either learn to build one from a friend who knows a lot about hardware, compatibility issue etc. Ask him to bult one for u uner your watchful eyes, that was how I leant it at the first place. I don't think by asking question in the forum will gain much experience compare to pratical experience. I still remember I bought a ASUS mobo few years back with built in Promise IDE controller and incompatible with sound card, I have to format and reinstall like 10 times before I found out what the problem was. Also there is a risk of damaging expensive hardware as well. Well my friend, watch and learn is the best advice I can give u.

    If you don't know anyone that knows about computer, go to a small computer store, give him a list of component that u want, ask them to buld it for u for a charge
     
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  10. chic

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    thanks for letting me know m8 but I am still unsure about getting a htpc at the moment.
     
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    could you give me a phone call mate, my numbers 01577 864 231, ASAP...

    reason being is a need this thing gone by friday night, and I can help answer all of your questions

    Cheers
     
  12. chic

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    hi peg face money is tight at the moment so I will pass on the htpc sorry m8
     
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    now sold anyway

    cheers
     
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    www.crayston-web.co.uk say that they r the only HCPC suppliers in the UK but i havent heard of them be4 and they look a bit pricey......
     
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    That link looks very much like the kind of thing Jenz was going to do.

    Anybody know if Jenz is still going to go ahead with this machine?
     

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