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Wanted : A really cheap core 2 duo cpu, ddr2 800 ram, graphics and other things :)

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banned8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months agoFeedback:12 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Wanted:
A cheap core 2 duo cpu, for a htpc.
DDR2 800 RAM Must be cheap

1 x 512mb stick of ddr 400 ram.
graphics cards around ati x1800xt spec and above.
If you have something that you think id be of interest of, drop me a post here.

Wanting to a build HTPC and other Computers, so cases and other things could be of value.

SOUND CARD for HTPC is also a must!
- jizzm
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banned8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months agoFeedback:12 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
check ebuyer and dabs and aria for cheap parts,

ebuyer list

Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2GHz Socket
Kingston 1GB DDR2 1066MHz/PC2-8500 Hyperx Memory
Inno3D 8500GT 512MB DDR2 VGA DVI PCI-E Graphics Card
Trust 5.1 Sound Expert Optical - 514dx Pci Sound Card
Hiper Silver Media Center Case With 200W PSU - Only 53mm High

that 203.60 but probably need a better psu and better graphics if playing games
so for under £300 you have a pretty high spec htpc
#2
I have a 5.1 Terratec PCI sound card for a fiver delivered mate.
#3
I've got an XpertVision 7900GS (256MB, DDR3, pci-e). The card comes boxed with all original acessories. I'm looking for £30 + p&p (about £3.50)
banned#4
stuart2k7
I have a 5.1 Terratec PCI sound card for a fiver delivered mate.


got a pic and more info mate?
1 Like #5
if its just an HTPC, then I would recommend going for the following, I'll mention the reasons as well..
From Ebuyer

Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM 141471
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory CL5 Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty 098710
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G Socket AM2+ onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard 142347
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 Energy Efficient 1MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 144638
Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed 124927

Total is £258 inc VATand shipping. You could reduce it by another £50 by going for a smaller PSU and a lower processor/HDD. Now the highlights of the config is the Mobo, which is a mATX based on the 780G chipset from AMD. It has everything you want from a HTPC mobo. HDMI 1.3, DTS HD sound, and ESATA as well as tons of other features. It has a PCI-E x16 slot for a gfx as well. But the mobo has a HD3200 based chipset onboard which has a UVD built in. Ie you can decode HD DVD and Bluray discs onboard without stressing the CPU. This is ideal as you dont want your CPu to be gfx crunching. The board lets you play most games (maybe not crysis and COD4 at high settings), but Ive had it for a couple of months and it plays everything I throw at it. Plus, the onboard gfx is capable of driving 2 monitors, and if you add another GFX card, the internal has the option of staying ON, and you can use the rig to drive upto 4 monitors!!! But its a silent board, passively cooled, so the only fan is the AMD CPu which is a 45W CPU, so wont run that hot.

Have a look at it!!
#6
thats not a bad setup there from uni leeds, i may go for something like this too but looking more at getting it as a desktop and still playing hd stuff
#7
jizzm
got a pic and more info mate?

Ye no problem mate, gimme a sec.
#9
for a desktop, Gigabyte have taken out a similar board to that but a full size one, ie ATX, with additonal PCIx slots. Or Jetway has the same board but with Crossfire!!! The Gigabyte ATX board is roughly £8 more, but the jetway is nearly double!!!
#10
is the gigabyte a good buy?
banned#11
unileeds
if its just an HTPC, then I would recommend going for the following, I'll mention the reasons as well..
From Ebuyer

Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM 141471
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory CL5 Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty 098710
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G Socket AM2+ onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard 142347
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 Energy Efficient 1MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 144638
Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed 124927

Total is £258 inc VATand shipping. You could reduce it by another £50 by going for a smaller PSU and a lower processor/HDD. Now the highlights of the config is the Mobo, which is a mATX based on the 780G chipset from AMD. It has everything you want from a HTPC mobo. HDMI 1.3, DTS HD sound, and ESATA as well as tons of other features. It has a PCI-E x16 slot for a gfx as well. But the mobo has a HD3200 based chipset onboard which has a UVD built in. Ie you can decode HD DVD and Bluray discs onboard without stressing the CPU. This is ideal as you dont want your CPu to be gfx crunching. The board lets you play most games (maybe not crysis and COD4 at high settings), but Ive had it for a couple of months and it plays everything I throw at it. Plus, the onboard gfx is capable of driving 2 monitors, and if you add another GFX card, the internal has the option of staying ON, and you can use the rig to drive upto 4 monitors!!! But its a silent board, passively cooled, so the only fan is the AMD CPu which is a 45W CPU, so wont run that hot.

Have a look at it!!


thanks unileeds, rep given.
Will look into this.
#13
jizzm
thanks unileeds, rep given.
Will look into this.


Dump the psu and get an Antec NSK2480 :thumbsup: (Circa £65 inc psu).
The Giga board is a good un.......and an X2 is man enough for a media rig.

I run 100% load 24/7 on an x2 3800+ and she still plays hd dvd without a hitch.
#14
is 380w a good power supply-can this case be used for desktop purposes and htpc?
#15
vaiopup
Dump the psu and get an Antec NSK2480 :thumbsup: (Circa £65 inc psu).
The Giga board is a good un.......and an X2 is man enough for a media rig.

I run 100% load 24/7 on an x2 3800+ and she still plays hd dvd without a hitch.



Yeah the PSU was added just to provide future proof power, as I hope you'd add a Blue Ray/HDDVD drive at a later stage and maybe a stonking GFX card, but yeah for the current spec the Antec one should be good!!, Infact if you have £35 to spend, invest in the IMON frontpanel with Remote setup from SCAN, will make the HTPC COMPLETE!!! :)
#16
so that can also be used as a desktop?¬
#17
anyways im not buying mine till xmas or january atleast so i will get back to you have some rep!
#18
have a trust 514dx the one like ebuyer £13 delivered as its never been used
banned#19
why do htpc's need less power and all this?
Im quite new to this htpc scene.
#20
Hardware generally is becoming more efficient, as are decent power supplies.
Unless you are running greedy high end graphics cards you don't really need a psu with too much muscle.

If you do want a high-ish end psu I recommend the trusty Corsair HX520.

Dunno what psu is in my Dell quad but I bet it's a cheapo weedy little thing but it's been running 100% load 24/7 for about 6 weeks now.

The joys of onbaord graphics and low motherboard loads :thumbsup:
banned#21
bump..
1 Like #22
jizzm;2553858
bump..

Have a look here for ideas : http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=705626

I've been trying to gen up in the last few days. Looking at the Giga-byte mobo, 2 GB of corsair RAM & an AMD 4050e (or perhaps higher.....but this does the job).

Cheapest I've found the bits is scan for the mobo, ebuyer for the cpu and aria for the ram (may go to novatech as it's local).
banned#23
rep given great post.

still looking for parts people!
banned#24
bumpp
#25
got a E6300 + abit ab9 pro + 1gb of kingston 667mhz ram = £100 posted?
#26
look at parts as described in my post, I have provided ebuyer codes and everything. I doubt many people will sell HTPC related parts as they are quite new!!

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