|Home Theatre PC|
|Tuesday, 29 September 2009 17:10|
Finally decided to take the plunge and build an Atom 330 / Nvidia ION based Home Theatre PC. Had been thinking of the Revo 3601, but not sure it's out yet, and also will feel a bit happier having chosen the components and built it from scratch. Total cost would have been about £250, but with the addition of the Di Novo Edge, it's closer to £350. (But the Edge is just too cool an option for a living-room based media computer!) On the downside, it's going to be slightly bigger than a Revo, and probably not totally silent, but it should be a bit better spec'd.
Asus motherboard: http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=xrR7wto9Z5BL42aU&templete=2
Hitachi 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM 139257
All the hardware is from eBuyer. Had been looking at a mix of Dabs and Amazon, but eBuyer ended up cheaper on just about everything. Also sent an email "query" to Dabs to see if their Value ITX Case takes a 2.5 or a 3.5 internal HDD, but just got some generic response explaining why they think it's a good idea to have an unbranded Value range. As it turned out, found a similar case for £20 less.