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    Thanks to everybody who replied, its great to know what you are using

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Thanks to everybody who replied, its great to know what you are using
    What do you think you would go for?

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    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?

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    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!
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