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    HTPC + Office PC build

    How does this spec sound?

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    Office 2007 Home Edition
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    Will be connecting it to a 32" LCD via HDMI(720p doesn't do 1080p) will probably just use the TV speakers for now.

    Looking at just over £500 at the moment

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    Good spec, don't think I can do any better.

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    pretty much my exact setup atm... looks good to me

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    My Samsung F1 1TB is quieter than a WD640AAKS (dunno about the 1TB version), not saying the WD is loud, but I get absolutley no discernable sound from the Samsung.
    HTPC1 - Coolermaster CM330, E2180 + Zalman 9500AT, GA-P31-DS3L, 2x1Gb PC6400 , Antec Earthwatts 430w , Fujitsu 2.5" 40gb HDD, 8600gt, Hannspree 32" LCD TV - Kubuntu 8.04

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    Laptop- Lenovo T41, Pentium M 1.6ghz, 768mb PC2700 RAM, 40gb HDD - Ubuntu 8.10

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    Is the 4850e the graphics card?
    Unless you're intending on playing hardcore games a cheaper card would do you just as well (rather than the 4850). Something like the 3450/4670/3850 should be available for around £50 and have great multimedia capabilities.
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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    The 4850e is the cpu, it's one of the low power 45w processors. It's a nightmare using the search function on retail websites as it brings up all the graphics cards too I have to add the 'e' - will be using the 780g integrated graphics

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    Green power hard drives are pretty much as quiet as they get as they only spin at 5400rpm which hit's performance but saves on power and noise.

    Perfect build though, I wouldn't change a thing except spraying the front of the case black

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    in that case what graphics card are you going to get, there are some decent ones for htpc available for < &#163;40 (ATI 3450) comes to mind
    it should have audio pass through anduse a dvi-hdmi adapter to allow connection directly to you HD TV

    That 4850e is really misleading, calling their processors the same name as their graphic cards lol.
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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    The mobo has an HD capable card built in, which is all thats needed

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    Quote Originally Posted by strike-down View Post
    The mobo has an HD capable card built in, which is all thats needed
    An HD3450 no less (or there abouts)

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    Ok thanks very much

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    Re: HTPC + Office PC build

    A nice and cheap 2 in 1 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse for a HTPC build would be Logitech's Mediaboard. Although it is designed for the PS3, it works well with PC's. Alternatively, the diNovo Edge would be worth considering if you're willing to pay the price for pure class.

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