HP DC7600 SFF P4 3.0GHz 1GB RAM 80GB HDD DVD-ROM (Refurbished Desktop) £25.00 @ Schtrade - HotUKDeals
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Cheap SFF PC. Combined with a low profile graphics card like the Geforce GT 210 (low profile + HDMI) would make a good streaming HTPC for £45, with upgrade potential.

Card is 19.99 @ Dixons http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/asus-nvidia-geforce-gt-210-pci-e-graphics-card-512-mb-12848036-pdt.html
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worthinger
Used to have one of these on my desk at work.....sounded like a helicopter.

I don't think I'd want one sitting in my front room .

well you did work @ a heli-port...
5 Likes
You can pickup a dual core Pentium processor to put in this off ebay for a tenner.

Any of these will work.

Intel Pentium D 805 Dual Core Processor (2.66-GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache,
533-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 820 Dual Core Processor (2.8-GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 915 Dual Core Processor (2.8-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 925 Dual Core Processor (3.0-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 930 Dual Core Processor (3.0-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 940 Dual Core Processor (3.2-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 945 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 950 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800 MHz FSB)

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12253_div/12253_div.HTML#After-Market%20Options%20%28availability%20may%20vary%20by%20region%29
5 Likes
It consumes too too much power and make it less cost effective in the long term, I'd rather use a more up to date machine for the job.

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#1
Nice deal for someone with basic needs. Hot!
#2
good price
#3
I want a browser on my TV.. but I'd be weary of a P4.. been looking at the same site but think it might be worth investing a little more and getting a duel core..

I have no experties in this area so am very open to advice.
#4
If you're thinking of using this machine a lot, I'd consider going elsewhere. These can consume a lot of power and any savings made initially could be used up in the first year on electricity costs.
#5
What do you think of this as a more expensive option?

Over twice the price, but twice the memory + better processor
5 Likes #6
You can pickup a dual core Pentium processor to put in this off ebay for a tenner.

Any of these will work.

Intel Pentium D 805 Dual Core Processor (2.66-GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache,
533-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 820 Dual Core Processor (2.8-GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 915 Dual Core Processor (2.8-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 925 Dual Core Processor (3.0-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 930 Dual Core Processor (3.0-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 940 Dual Core Processor (3.2-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 945 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 950 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800 MHz FSB)

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12253_div/12253_div.HTML#After-Market%20Options%20%28availability%20may%20vary%20by%20region%29
5 Likes #7
It consumes too too much power and make it less cost effective in the long term, I'd rather use a more up to date machine for the job.
#8
I have this one Intel Pentium D 945 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,800-MHz FSB), coupled with 3 internal 1Tb SATA drives and running uTorrent 24/7! Streams perfectly, plenty fast...
#9
Good deal for basic web surfing/office use.
1 Like #10
Used to have one of these on my desk at work.....sounded like a helicopter.

I don't think I'd want one sitting in my front room .
7 Likes #11
worthinger
Used to have one of these on my desk at work.....sounded like a helicopter.

I don't think I'd want one sitting in my front room .

well you did work @ a heli-port...
#12
Doesn't come with XP licence (that's a £20 extra), but for £25 its a pretty good machine,
similar in speed to most netbooks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/atom-d510-pentium-4-nettop,2649.html
#13
Would this be any good for XBMC
1 Like #14
I don't think it would be appropriate for streaming(E.g. Media centre next to the TV) due to the noise, but would be good as a home server

Edited By: tehwabbit on Apr 26, 2012 10:39
1 Like #15
These machines struggle with HD content, they will require a suitable graphics card from the time to do so. I put them in the bin at work.

Edit: though for browsing on XP it should be fine, i guess £25 isnt so bad.

Edited By: baseley09 on Apr 26, 2012 10:55: more info
1 Like #16
P4s had big power draw and got hot - this would be too loud and expensive for a media server or XBMC box, but might serve reasonably well as a basic web browser or office machine.
4 Likes #17
worthinger
Used to have one of these on my desk at work.....sounded like a helicopter.

I don't think I'd want one sitting in my front room .

Yeah the Civil Service boughts loads of these machines, paid optional extra for the helicopter noise to keep us awake!
1 Like #18
Agree with most of the above, P4's use a lot of power and run pretty hot.

I wouldn't call this ideal for a HTPC - you'd be better off ordering a Raspberry Pi.

Edited By: bkcin on Apr 26, 2012 10:43
#19
How much is delivery?
1 Like #20
These go in the skip when we get rid of them at work...
1 Like #21
danandrews80
Would this be any good for XBMC

If you like SD content then yeah.
#22
Thyseus
These go in the skip when we get rid of them at work...

Seems like there's money to made in flogging them via hotUKdeals.
#23
fluffstah
How much is delivery?

Shipping is 'Free'. So £25 includes UK delivery.

I have an IBM equivalent to this machine and it runs Vista very well. Ideal machine for Linux fans - it's very quick even with the latest versions.

Mine has integral Intel graphics which drive my 1920x1080 screen very well but if you want 3D then you will need to add a graphics card. But for £25 delivered it's a great little machine for occassiona use.
#24
qinyanggl
It consumes too too much power and make it less cost effective in the long term, I'd rather use a more up to date machine for the job.

This. But with a CPU swap it's a sweet deal still, so voting hot!
1 Like #25
£25 And you can upgrade processor if you choose to HOT
norm1



You can pickup a dual core Pentium processor to put in this off ebay for a tenner.

Any of these will work.

Intel Pentium D 805 Dual Core Processor (2.66-GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache,
533-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 820 Dual Core Processor (2.8-GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 915 Dual Core Processor (2.8-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 925 Dual Core Processor (3.0-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 930 Dual Core Processor (3.0-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 940 Dual Core Processor (3.2-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 945 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800-MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium D 950 Dual Core Processor (3.4-GHz, 2x2MB L2 cache,
800 MHz FSB)

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12253_div/12253_div.HTML#After-Market%20Options%20%28availability%20may%20vary%20by%20region%29
1 Like #26
Pentium 4 processors are power hungry.

Also these machines use a proprietary PSU and I have heard stories that the PSUs were not the most reliable of units.
#27
kalel786
danandrews80
Would this be any good for XBMC

If you like SD content then yeah.
Are you sure about that...
#28
How can they sell a windows 7 pro license + dvd for £42?

If you buy windows 7 pro oem, it costs ~£100

it would be cheaper to buy this with windows 7, scrap the PC and keep the disk + license
#29
Good for all basic internet and office use.
2 Likes #30
Thyseus
These go in the skip when we get rid of them at work...

Good old WEEE
#31
Do these machines REALLY have PCIe slots in them?
#32
Thyseus
These go in the skip when we get rid of them at work...

Precisely.... and if you go down your local tip/recycling centre you will likely pick up two or three similar specced most days of the week.
#33
Use one of these for Internet / streaming / DVD player for my TV, I use Linux mint as the OS. Works OK and mine does not make much noise.
#34
The horror! I wouldn't take one for free.
#35
Nice, have ordered.
#36
Couldn't think of a
#37
Recently got rid of my P4 3.0GHz with a Sapphire 3850 AGP graphics card and that could only just about play hd content. (With the best AGP graphics card there is)
#38
*ahem* couldn't think of a worse media centre. Noisy, ludicrously expensive to run and there's no guarantee that p4 will cope with demanding 1080p h264.
#39
petrolgirls
*ahem* couldn't think of a worse media centre. Noisy, ludicrously expensive to run and there's no guarantee that p4 will cope with demanding 1080p h264.

Fans can be replaced with silent versions if a problem.

The CPU is irrelevant for media playback with the Nvidia GT210 gfx card (Hardware Decode Acceleration
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV, DivX, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD and SD movies without the need for a dual or quad-core CPU.)

And for power, 85W is hardly going to break the bank assuming you don't have it on 24/7.
#40
Looking to attach 2 monitors to this for a home office, what would be the best way?

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