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    Question Media PC Spec

    A friend of mine wants a media centre pc for his living room.

    I have spec'd the following, does it look ok, any compatability issues?

    Also a good question, how do i connect it to the tv for the output?

    This is all from Scan.

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    ASUS M2NPV-VM
    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3500 Retail
    1Gb (2X512Mb) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400
    400 Gb Seagate ST3400633AS Barracuda 7200.9
    Mitsumi FA-401 USB2 1.44 Black Floppy with 7 in 1 Card Reader
    Aspire X-Qpack Black uATX
    NEC AD-7173A-0B Labelflash
    Hauppauge Win TV Nova-T 500 MCE/Dual Digital DVBT Tuner+Remote
    Microsoft Windows Media Center Hardware Kit
    Microsoft MCE Black Infrared Remote Keyboard
    120mm Akasa Amber Case Fan
    50cm 3XS Round Floppy Drive Cable
    50cm 3XS Round ATA133 Certified IDE Cable
    Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition Software SP2B OEM

    It comes in at just shy of £640
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    I would go with the Abit nF-M2 nView myself (but I've got a well known Abit fetish ).
    Seriously though look at it's specs that's what it was designed for.
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    What cable would you recommend to connect to a tv, as there is only a single scart socket on the back?

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    Buff - I'm quite interested in that board as well... I'm not sure what the onboard vga compares like to other cards however?

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    Just one question - why are you going for an IDE drive over a SATA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecube View Post
    Just one question - why are you going for an IDE drive over a SATA?
    That 400GB drive is Sata according to the Scan site where I copied it from...

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    the Silverstone cases are more classic, will blend in better with stereo components. And they make most DVD/freeview boxes look like poo in comparison - making the upgrade seem 'nicer', especially when you consider the potential issues with MCE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman045 View Post
    That 400GB drive is Sata according to the Scan site where I copied it from...
    The IDE cable will be for the DVD Writer which I've just noticed
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