Building my rents a media centre pc for xmas- any ideas!? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: November 12, 2006 5:36 PM in Systems Share Parge November 12, 2006 4:47:31 PM Guys! Hello! Title says it all really! Building my parents a media centre pc for their xmas present. I have a barebones case in mind already and unless anyone has any better suggestions its this! http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/98220 Anyhow, it has a socket 754 m'board so im gonna need a processer! What would you guys use if you were on a tight budget, but wanted enough performance to run XP, watch vids etc and didnt want it to sound like a wind tunnel? It has onboard graphics, which will probably be fine for doing that eh? Also, if anyone has anything they would recommend I get that I havent thought of let me know! EDIT: Im not adverse to buying off ebay! More about : building rents media centre xmas ideas WR2 a c 90 B Homebuilt system November 12, 2006 5:19:25 PM Whats your budget? Parge November 12, 2006 5:36:09 PM Quote:Whats your budget? well for £215 I can get the case i first mentioned (MSI Barebone System - Mega MPC800K - SKT754- £80) and this: AMD Sempron 3000+ £33 Kingston 512MB DDR PC3200 400MHz CL3 Memory Module £37 Hitachi 250GB T7K500 HDT725025VLA380 SATAII £48 Akasa AK-786 Low Noise Sempron Cooler £3.50 LiteOn SHD-16P1S-05C DVD-ROM £10.50 So around £215 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building a small but powerful media centre Forum Setting up a single Pc for use as a Media Centre with extra needs. Forum SolvedHelp with mini itx build, media centre. Forum First cheap media centre build, need help/advice Forum Biulding pc media centre Forum Building a Small CPU Media Centre/Game Centre for my TV in NES Housing Forum Building the smallest media centre possible Forum New Media Centre PC £200-250 Forum Mass storage drive needed for Sony VGX TP3 media centre PC Forum New Build Media Centre Forum Specs for a media centre I want to build Forum ADVICE ON WHAT I NEED FOR A GOOD PC MEDIA CENTRE PLEASE Forum Custom build media centre Forum DVI to Component adaptor advice need for a Media Centre PC. Forum NAS/Media centre build Forum How to build an open source HTPC/media centre on ubuntu Forum 1st Time HTPC Build - File Server/Media Centre Forum Recommendations for new build - Media centre Forum Help building a PC before xmas Forum Media Centre build- guidance needed! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !