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HTPC with £200-250 budget

Last response: in Systems
August 12, 2010 10:46:28 AM

Hi there,

I would like to build a HTPC for my bedroom, ideally with a £200-250 budget. It's just a starter so I'd ideally like it to be open to upgrade. It would be sitting by my TV, so ideally it would be housed in a specialist HTPC case with a front display etc.

I would have it connected to a LCD TV and Onkyo receiver. I'm not worried about encoding/burning movies etc. I would like it to play back HD material (1080p included). I'll be running XBMC on it, and I guess the best operating system would be windows 7 64 bit. Ideally I'd like it to connect to the internet wirelessly, but if that's a problem then I can connect via ethernet.

I'm in the UK, so any product advice would need to be relevant to UK websites. Thanks in advance for any help, I'm new to PC building, so I struggle with compatibility between components etc.


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August 12, 2010 2:16:58 PM

No way in that budget.

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H
AMD Athlon II X2 245
2GB Corsair Value Select, DDR3
500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3
Antec NSK-1480 Mini Desktop case


For the case you can get that one too: