Media Center/DVR Machine on the cheap Tags: New Build Media Center DVR Systems Last response: July 1, 2010 3:34 AM in Systems Share dubya386 June 30, 2010 11:36:19 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By the end of July BUDGET RANGE: $200-$500After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Homebuilt DVR, Home Media Center, Watching Movies PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, ebay.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preference; I'd like to keep everything to a pretty small form factor so it's not too gaudy in my entertainment center furniture thingy; HDMI output a must OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (this IS equivalent to the 1080 resolution in High Def, right?) ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet, low power consumption PC that won't look out of place next to my soon-to-be-replaced DVD player More about : media center dvr machine cheap Proximon July 1, 2010 3:33:12 AM Yes that is HD video res. I think you might go over 500, but we'll see. I assume you need a blu-ray player which means you will also need expensive blu-ray software. Case and Gigabyte 785G board http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... X2 250 Regor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2Gb Kingston value RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (this PSU does not include a power cable. It is assumed you have old reusable ones as most of us do. This is a green feature). Samsung HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Blu-ray player http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That should do it. m 0 l Proximon July 1, 2010 3:34:44 AM Combo deal, drive and GOOD software (researched) http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew machine won't recognize bootable media Forum SolvedGaming/Media Editing Rig Replacement $600-$1000? (New Machine, Old Parts Available) Forum Which processor for media server/light gaming machine? Forum Real cheap media build Forum SolvedHigh performance rendering machine for cheap Forum SolvedCheap Media NAS Forum SolvedNeed Help Building Graphic Machine for CHEAP Forum Solved[New Build] Cheap gaming/media computer Forum Best cheap graphics card for my machine? Forum SolvedFeedback requested on cheap media PC build Forum SolvedAdvice on First Build! - Performance Gaming/Digital Media Machine Forum SolvedCheap Linux Machine Forum SolvedCheap mobo for media server pc? Forum First cheap media centre build, need help/advice Forum SolvedCheap Ugrades for HP Media Center Forum SolvedUltra cheap media PC or upgrade OLD system? Forum SolvedCheap Media center PC that can stream Netflix Forum Moderate Use Media Machine $3-400 Forum GTX660 2GB for gaming on a cheap machine Forum Super cheap new build machine! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !