Cheep HTPC

Looking for a MINI-ITX ATOM motherboard and case. The cheeper the better

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the Summer BUDGET RANGE: 200 - 400 £

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: watching movies, connecting to the TV (perhaps adding a TV tuner later)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: HDD, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS(ubuntu)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: anywhere in Europe COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Switzerland

PARTS PREFERENCES: MINI ITX Motherboard with atom and 1x PCI. Case with a normal optical drive not a slim 1 and an external power brick

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: A flat screen TV

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC. I liked the Ausus AT3N7A-I but could not find a suitable case.


Thank you for any help
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  1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-AT3IONT-I-DELUXE-Motherboard-Definition/dp/tech-data/B003AKEUP8/ref=de_a_smtd

    with one of the following cases take you pick any of them would work. Fan of the MS-tech cause it comes with the remote which could be handy.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aplus-Black-Aluminium-Media-Center/dp/B000QSLUXW/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274616097&sr=1-12

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MS-TECH-Desktop-Micro-Remote-MC-300/dp/B001PMR9RY/ref=pd_cp_ce_2

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolermaster-Elite-360-Tower-Case/dp/B0020UWXA8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274616691&sr=1-1

    and something like the following for ram
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-1600mhz-ddr3-pc3-1333-OCZ3OB1600LV4GK/dp/B002H9XRVG/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274618011&sr=1-14

    Yes they are all bigger cases but its hard to find a good small case that has room for a full 5.25 drive. I use the coolermaster 360 myself but like the other two just as much if not more but only available outside the US. Comes out to about 240 pounds plus taxes and such don't think your gonna get it much cheaper. Also could always go with a USB TV tuner instead of PCI. I use two of them on my zotac ion build without problems.
  2. Thank you that was a great help, somehow I never thought of looking by Amazon, i was just looking at local websites. I never realized that Amazon had a computer department.

    Thanks
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