Thanks to everybody who replied, its great to know what you are using
Hmmm, Still not sure yet. I have a budget of around £300. I already have an xbox with XBMC set up and running.
What I really want to acheive is to be able to record freeview and freesat in HD. Stream mp3 and divx etc from a storage area (I already do this with the xbox). Also want to connect to a 37" LCD with either VGA or HDMI. Fit a blue-ray / HDDVD player...and run maybe vista ultimate(I already have a licence for this).
Also want all of this to fit in as small and quite a case as possible.
Is all this possible for sub £300?
As small as possible... I guess you'd want it as cool looking as possible too?
Why not make yourself a NES-PC?
Build a Nintendo NES PC
I've seen Nintendo's going for £20 on ebay, working. A broken one should be even cheaper. Add in a wireless mouse and keyboard plugged in at the back...
If I can ever afford to make a media pc, it will have to be a NES PC.
edit: Of course, I'm not suggesting you do the whole installing emulators and playing pirate games bit. If I do it, I'm planning on doing everything bar the last step or two. Media PC or not I want a keyboard and mouse and a normal windows front end.
edit2: Note: You'll need a Mini ITX motherboard, which generally aren't all that powerful. Still extremely cool to have though!
Last edited by JohnMason; 17th October 2008 at 02:26 PM.
How about this
XFX nForce 630i Socket 775 GeForce 7150 onboard HDMI audio mATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
LG Electronics Blu-Ray & HD-DVD-Rom Combo 16x DVDRW Black SATA - Retail Box With Software - Ebuyer
this and your choice of cpu, memory and HDD and freeview card
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