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    pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Any one know where I could purchase such a system?

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    I doubt you'll find anything much for £400.

    It is the easiest system to build yourself though, motherboard, apu, ram, case and drives. Your looking at £300+ in parts (depending on APU, drives and case)....and about 20 minutes to put it together.
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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    any idea if a AMD APU A4 - 4000 will play the content without stuttering. output dts too..

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Easily.....while twiddling it's thumbs
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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    ....and about 20 minutes to put it together.
    Plus 10 mins to load OS if a Linux distro or 45 mins if Windoze - so need to factor in cost of OS if latter.

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    Plus 10 mins to load OS if a Linux distro or 45 mins if Windoze
    A modern Windows install shouldn't take anywhere near that long to install.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    But AFAIK, ripping Blurays is still illegal (?) and as such HEXUS could not condone any such actions.

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    For a pre-built, you could try the Sapphire systems on OCUK, get at least one of the Trinity systems (A4 for £300). Main reason I'd recommend these; small (so it will fit in your living room easily) and definitely enough power for 1080p. I cannot guarantee its noise but I'd imagine its about the same as a laptop and if you are playing movies, it really shouldn't get hot enough to be spinning its fan hard.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...=43&catid=2559

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    But AFAIK, ripping Blurays is still illegal (?) and as such HEXUS could not condone any such actions.
    I thought it was changed (or at least about to change)....the government made a big stink recently about how format-shifting should be legal.
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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    A modern Windows install shouldn't take anywhere near that long to install.
    Yes but then you need to do updates and that can take even longer.

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Yes but then you need to do updates and that can take even longer.
    I really need to post up my scripts to fully patch a Windows 7 ISO with the latest updates at some point.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    and about 20 minutes to put it together.
    Much longer for us mere mortals!

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I really need to post up my scripts to fully patch a Windows 7 ISO with the latest updates at some point.
    That would be great, SP1 takes the longest....

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    Re: pre build HTPC under £400, can play bluray rip mkv

    There a Windows 7 SP1 disk you can download but then again you have download further more updates since SP1... I am interested in your scripts.

    Imaging clean PC with your programs installs makes it easier to rebuild again.

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