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Roughly €500 HTPC Build

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March 21, 2012 11:11:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a couple of weeks

Budget Range: would like to get it lower than €500 but will pay more for better quality parts if needed and some future proofing

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Media PC.. Watching HD movies and TV (want to install a DVB-S2 and DVB-T tuner) and then using SKY Go possible bluray playback.. Light browsing, Music Playback, Media streaming to my dowstairs TV so possibly transcoding (this is not too important).

Parts Not Required: I don not need a DVD drive or mouse or keyboard or HDD. have a USB DVB-T tuner but prefer an internal one if possible. Don't need a monitor using a TV

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: well it doesn't matter as long as they ship to ireland as cheap as possible

Country: Republic or Ireland

Parts Preferences: I was thinking something along the lines of i3/i5 with integrated graphics would be enough for what i need. Intel over AMD


Overclocking: if i need to then maybe but I don't think I will

SLI or Crossfire: Wont need this

Monitor Resolution: Don't need a monitor using a 1080p TV

Additional Comments: Since it's going to be a Home Theatre PC i'd like it to be small and quiet.. I Also plan on using A SATA 6GB SSD as the main drive so full SATA6GB support is needed and also have a number of USB 3.0 devices so that would be must.. eSATA is a bonus also.. I@m planning on installing linux as the OS so linux support is a necessity for the Hardware

Thanks

More about : roughly 500 htpc build

March 24, 2012 11:56:27 AM

U_Fig said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a couple of weeks

Budget Range: would like to get it lower than €500 but will pay more for better quality parts if needed and some future proofing

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Media PC.. Watching HD movies and TV (want to install a DVB-S2 and DVB-T tuner) and then using SKY Go possible bluray playback.. Light browsing, Music Playback, Media streaming to my dowstairs TV so possibly transcoding (this is not too important).

Parts Not Required: I don not need a DVD drive or mouse or keyboard or HDD. have a USB DVB-T tuner but prefer an internal one if possible. Don't need a monitor using a TV

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: well it doesn't matter as long as they ship to ireland as cheap as possible

Country: Republic or Ireland

Parts Preferences: I was thinking something along the lines of i3/i5 with integrated graphics would be enough for what i need. Intel over AMD


Overclocking: if i need to then maybe but I don't think I will

SLI or Crossfire: Wont need this

Monitor Resolution: Don't need a monitor using a 1080p TV

Additional Comments: Since it's going to be a Home Theatre PC i'd like it to be small and quiet.. I Also plan on using A SATA 6GB SSD as the main drive so full SATA6GB support is needed and also have a number of USB 3.0 devices so that would be must.. eSATA is a bonus also.. I@m planning on installing linux as the OS so linux support is a necessity for the Hardware

Thanks

Keep in mind these are suggestions for parts only, not where to purchase them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with Intel's best IGPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with a remote control and it's tiny
Hope this helps somewhat.
March 25, 2012 7:11:30 PM

U_Fig said:
cheers for that ya i'll prob go ITX i'll shop around.. Do you think stock cooling would be ok or would i need better more cooling

Stock cooling will be fine. Good luck with your build.
November 15, 2012 6:54:04 PM

Hi U-Fig,
I too am looking to build a HTPC in ROI. What spec did you choose in the end and what where did you order from?

thanks in advance.
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