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    Cheapest DIY dual Freeview DVR PC

    I've been playing about seeing how cheap a DVR can be built on current prices and taking advantage of googles £10 of for every order over £30 and have managed to come up with the following:-



    I've ignored the issue of noise from fans etc... and I've not looked in detail as to whether all the components are compatible with each other plus savings could be made if a smaller HD was used or dvd writer taken out.

    Can anyone knock it down, get it cheaper

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    Can it be done for less based on an AM2 system? Just asking as CPU power really isn't that important.

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    Yeah, an X2 3600+ with one of the Asus Pundit AM2 Barebones, P1 AH2 with onboard gfx or P3 AE5 and a low profile gfx car maybe (would look nice next to your TV and everything!).

    How about 2 £30 single tv cards with a £10 saving on each rather than the dual tuner? And again 2 £30 hdds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    How about 2 £30 single tv cards with a £10 saving on each rather than the dual tuner? And again 2 £30 hdds?
    If hes using Vista then both tuners need to be on the same card. If hes using MCE he can do as you say above.

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    Is it £10 off every checkout over £30 or 1 £10 off per customer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    If hes using Vista then both tuners need to be on the same card. If hes using MCE he can do as you say above.
    Nope - see http://mce.ramonvanbruggen.nl/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinizter View Post
    Is it £10 off every checkout over £30 or 1 £10 off per customer ?
    It's £10 per order over £30 including vat but excluding delivery. Everyone's looking for the free postage items, but with supersaver delivery it's still worth splitting.
    Last edited by jimbouk; 10-05-2007 at 06:15 PM. Reason: in/excluding mixed up :/

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