+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21
Hardware Thread, Pimp my media PC in Technical; How about one of these? A bit more modern and Asus aren't going belly up any time soon...
  1. #16
    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,227
    Thank Post
    50
    Thanked 271 Times in 209 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    108

    Re: Pimp my media PC

    How about one of these?

    A bit more modern and Asus aren't going belly up any time soon

  2. #17

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,789
    Thank Post
    572
    Thanked 2,154 Times in 982 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    626

    Re: Pimp my media PC

    Because its a tower, not a media PC case?

  3. #18
    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,227
    Thank Post
    50
    Thanked 271 Times in 209 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    108

    Re: Pimp my media PC

    No, it's a small form factor barebones which can be aligned either way.

  4. #19

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,789
    Thank Post
    572
    Thanked 2,154 Times in 982 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    626

    Re: Pimp my media PC

    Right, thanks for your help. I plumped for the Elonex delux bare bones case, and what a doozy it is too





    The case is not branded when you receive it, so there is no Elonex badge. The motherboard is in place (an Intel 775 form FIC) but it only takes 90nm core chips such as older P4s and Celerons. I plumped for a Celeron as Scan sold out of P4s as I got there and the Celeron was only £26. You have to provide your own PCI-E graphics card (a GeForce 7100 from Scan complete with a low profile backplane kit for £3), HD (Samsung ultra quiet PC Pro A-lister), DVD (Lite-On) and tuner card (a Pinnacle 530i I already owned), but boy, what a chassis. Cheap, quiet and everything thrown in. GB LAN, HD audio, Firewire and the front LED display ties in with MCE a treat to display what is being recorded, displayed etc. IR sensors area also built into the front panel and work with the MCE remote seamlessly. This case is an utter bargain and should be snapped up by anyone looking to create a media PC on the cheap with top notch looks. You would pay this price for a cheap HTPC case anyway. Thanks for the recommendations guys, I am a very happy teddy bear.

  5. #20

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,224
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 276 Times in 184 Posts
    Rep Power
    133

    Re: Pimp my media PC

    Glad to be of service - see they've dropped in price this weekend too - so I'll deffo have to get one now - trouble is - I've got a Kiss 558 - which was playing up terribly - but its all started working again - so have to comvince my better half...

  6. #21

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,498
    Thank Post
    1,488
    Thanked 1,049 Times in 918 Posts
    Rep Power
    301

    Re: Pimp my media PC

    I must admit its a good looking box, but I've just bought a HD TV so I think I am going to have to miss out. But I do have a shuttle setup with MCE on it so its not as if i'm without but looks a good rig.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Shelf media
    By mudcow007 in forum Windows
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th March 2007, 12:45 PM
  2. Need the media!
    By tobyhughes in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 7th July 2006, 07:13 AM
  3. Media Studies
    By Kyle in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 8th June 2006, 09:44 AM
  4. Media available for everyone
    By Simcfc73 in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th March 2006, 06:32 PM
  5. Media studies
    By rokeby in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16th October 2005, 01:26 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •