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    Cheapest PC for hd films

    Hi, i'm trying to convince my mum to let me build a pc for blu-ray movies to connect up to the tv. I don't care about having a small case, all it needs to do is playback 1080p movies and do basic web surfing/word processing. Can you guys suggest a build for me that can do this?

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    Re: Cheapest PC for hd films

    Antec NSK3480 + 380W Earthwatts PSU (Or 2480 for a desktop case) ~£60
    Asus 780G Mobo ~£45
    AMD X2 4850e ~£45
    2GB PC5400/PC6400 ~£20
    320GB HDD ~£35 (single platter if you can)
    LG Blu Ray ~£65

    Integrated graphics on this board is more than enough/
    £270 total.

    Check scan and their today only page for exact prices

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    Re: Cheapest PC for hd films

    You forgot an OS, i only have my vista oem disk and a dell xp disk, i don't think i can use any of them on this build, can i?
    Cheapest i've managed so far is around 380 quid


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    Re: Cheapest PC for hd films

    Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate come with Media Centre, so if you have either of those as OEM use it instead of buying XP - alot of people also think Vista Media Centre is better than XP anyway.

    For the Blu-ray drive, that LG one has nice reviews, very quiet apparently but as it's out of stock you could look at a pioneer that costs a bit more but comes with some software that lets you watch blu-ray moves in powerdvd - the default oem version of powerdvd doesn't support blu-ray afaik.

    For the hard drive I would go with one of the Western Digital Green power ones, very quiet and they use less power you don't need a 7200rpm drive for a media pc.

    You can also use it to record tv if you get a tv tuner.
    Last edited by edp33; 16-11-2008 at 10:30 PM.

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