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Building my rents a media centre pc for xmas- any ideas!?

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Last response: in Systems
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!

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!

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
November 12, 2006 5:19:25 PM

Whats your budget?
November 12, 2006 5:36:09 PM

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