£200 Noob Mini HTPC Build
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Ok, firstly many thanks to all the posters here (especially Eskro) who helped educate me as to how to build my first HTPC.

I was looking for a long time at the Revo R3700 and Lenovo Q180, but was put off by the many reviews talking about the limitations of these devices as an htpc. So, after reading exhaustively on here, I decided to take the plunge and managed to build a pretty decent htpc for about the same price that these two are going for which looks great. Bear in mind, this is the first time I've ever built a PC or even attempted anything like this which should illustrate that anyone can do this simple build. I could have shaved another £50 off of the build, but I really liked the case.

The build took about an hour and a half once all the parts were recieved.

Case - Lian Li PC-09fb - £70.65
Motherboard - ASrock H61M-ITX - £52.80
Proccesor - Intel Pentium G620 2.60ghz Dual Core - £48.52
Memory - Patriot 4GB Signature DDR3 1333/9.0/1.5v - £15.59
Postage - £12.79
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Total - £200.30


I've gone and added an ASrock Smart Remote, Rapoo keyboard, Logitech C270 webcam,30GB Nova SSD plus a windows 7 copy I already had which has pushed the price up another £100, but honestly I could have just run this with the android remote app as I had originally intended running XBMCUbuntu off of a spare usb stick.

I'll post photos soon, this sits comfortably under the TV quiet as a mouse for now and I'm very pleased with the performance for bang on £200.
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£200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by filthycatbox - 2012-04-14, 15:32
RE: £200 Mini HTPC - by filthycatbox - 2012-04-15, 21:47
RE: £200 Mini HTPC - by bluray - 2012-04-15, 22:45
RE: £200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by eskro - 2012-04-15, 22:01
RE: £200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by eskro - 2012-04-15, 22:48
RE: £200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by eskro - 2012-04-16, 04:50
RE: £200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by eskro - 2012-04-19, 15:37
RE: £200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by Beer40oz - 2012-05-14, 21:03
RE: £200 Noob Mini HTPC Build - by aoaaron - 2012-05-17, 18:26


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