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27" Barebones System - £199 @ ebuyer
27" Barebones System - £199 @ ebuyer

27" Barebones System - £199 @ ebuyer

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PC built into a 27" TFT, barebones so needs CPU/RAM/HD and is older technology (socket 939). Won't make a gaming rig, but maybe a nice media center if you have an old 939 knocking about to get parts from?

Features:
* 27" LCD TFT Screen (1366x768 resolution)
* Integrated SKT939 Motherboard using K83890 chipset with onboard VGA VIA CHOMRE9 HC IGP
* PCI-Express slot on motherboard (requires riser card, NOT INCLUDED)
* IEEE1394 Firewire Port Included
* SD/MMC/MS Card Reader Included
* Speaker/Headphone/Microphone Input sockets included
* Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000) Realtek RTL8169
* 6x USB2.0 Ports
* 2x 2W RMS Speakers built into the Monitor
* Slot loading DVD Reader/Writer drive integrated into the screen (drive included)
* Freeview TV Tuner Card Included (for installation on motherboard)
* Includes Wired Keyboard/Mouse and Wireless Media Remote Control (Please note keyboard is US layout)
* UK Power lead included

Required additional parts:
* AMD SKT939 CPU, (Athlon64, AthlonX2)
* DDR1 RAM (DDR400)
* SATA Hard Drive
* Software Operating System

181 Comments

Seems a good deal, but I wonder if all the parts would be exposed as shown on the pictures?

Martin

martinbickley;3769479

Seems a good deal, but I wonder if all the parts would be exposed as … Seems a good deal, but I wonder if all the parts would be exposed as shown on the pictures?Martin



Tempted by this, but did wonder the same thing...

Cheers,

iecuk

would not need a riser card if it had no backplane.

on martinbickleys pics it seems to have a rear cover - very much doubt everything would be left open, cos it'd be AWFUL if i spilled me broon ale doon the back of it like.

interesting might look into this more can find it cheaper so i'm voting hot

hi, very tempted as alternative to XPS ONE deal

could anyone please kindly enough to give estimaton on how much would the extra parts costs?
many thanks..!

I can imagine it's for illustrative purposes that the back cover is left off. Else the card reader wouldn't be situated on the edge.

Really good price for a 27" LCD AND basic mobo/DVD drive. Voted hot

ebuyer would do the following for around £90 - plus the cost of an operating system

AMD Sempron 3200+ socket 939 1.8GHz OEM Processor 147158 77 in stock £14.53
Crucial 2GB kit (2x1GB) DDR 400MHz/PC3200 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL3 Lifetime Warranty 092005 184 in stock £42.34
Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache - OEM 131214 492 in stock £33.25

would indeed make a nice bedroom media server

Very tempting, can't see any reviews of it on the net, just lots of website selling them wholesale.

tempted with this but I doubt it is low power, which I would prefer if it is going to be on for a lot of time as a media centre.

would be nice to know the quality of the monitor as well if it is going to be used as a TV

scrumpypaul;3769724

ebuyer would do the following for around £90 - plus the cost of an … ebuyer would do the following for around £90 - plus the cost of an operating systemAMD Sempron 3200+ socket 939 1.8GHz OEM Processor 147158 77 in stock £14.53 Crucial 2GB kit (2x1GB) DDR 400MHz/PC3200 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL3 Lifetime Warranty 092005 184 in stock £42.34 Maxtor STM3250310AS 250GB SATAII 8MB Cache - OEM 131214 492 in stock £33.25




thanks... rep for you

im even more interested!

another question please... can this hold an AMD dual core processor (Athlon X2?)

picture shows scart lead connected to it, wonder if it can be used standalone as tv, and if the dvd player is actually connected to an av input or if it is a data dvd writer/reader any ideas ? i.e. for pc use.....

nuabdi;3769804

thanks... rep for you im even more interested!another question please... … thanks... rep for you im even more interested!another question please... can this hold an AMD dual core processor (Athlon X2?)



Yes, the photos on the ebuyer website show the Athlon X2 as being supported.

That is a terrible resolution for a 27" monitor. 24" monitors are 1600x1200 (1080p).

I would say that it's pretty unusable as a PC at that resolution and only to be used as a media center for videos.

maan

i wish i know how to built a system, ill buy it straight away

now im torn apart cos of affraid of choosing wrong parts and blewing it

would you be able to use this as a 2nd monitor? e.g. connect this to a laptop and dual screen?? or even to another desktop via vga?

thanks for the help in advance guys. :thinking:

nuabdi;3769921

maani wish i know how to built a system, ill buy it straight awaynow im … maani wish i know how to built a system, ill buy it straight awaynow im torn apart cos of affraid of choosing wrong parts and blewing it



i'm sure we could help with the parts. as for fitting there are plenty of guides on the internet you can use. this may should dumb but computer hardware, is kind of like lego. just need to know which piece goes where (thats how i learnt). my knowledge just becomes a bit flaky sometimes.

norbie;3769909

That is a terrible resolution for a 27" monitor. 24" monitors are … That is a terrible resolution for a 27" monitor. 24" monitors are 1600x1200 (1080p).I would say that it's pretty unusable as a PC at that resolution and only to be used as a media center for videos.



It wouldn't be great for a computer on a desk, but it would be better for wall mounting the screen, to use it with a wireless keyboard and mouse from a dining table.

The onboard graphics are amongst the worst in the industry. Before you jump on me for this comment, I'm NOT talking about 3D performance - of which there is none, period. Even standard 2D performance is under par. The panel very likely could not even be supported by the chrome I9 chip if it had any higher resolution.

I wouldn't recommend this for media.

I assume you have to buy an OS (Windows Media Centre) so you need to factor that into your costing.

Original Poster

This is basically a 720p 27" screen, with a PC attached. The screen aint bad, its a HD TV, but its no monitor. Will still be crisp close up I'd imagine, just bigger pixels than you'd really want!

Seriously tempted for my GF, depends on inputs I suppose. I'd want to replace her TV with it, and can't remember what I have there to plug in. I suppose if it has SCART then I can run all through that.

nuabdi;3769804

thanks... rep for you im even more interested!another question please... … thanks... rep for you im even more interested!another question please... can this hold an AMD dual core processor (Athlon X2?)



It can if it is a socket 939 version

Tempted by this but someone needs to be a guinea pig and take photos really :-p

any clues on the scart cable shown on ebuyers pics does the monitor have av ins, or is it purely a monitor why the scart cable plugged in somewhere ?/

check this post out

forums.ebuyer.com/sho…504

its on pre-order...

i was thinking, if you could use this as a secondary monitor or even as a main monitor on another PC. you couse use the parts as spares.. or just sell them..

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/154640

very much liking this as a bedroom media centre, would it be able to record from freeview?

jazzy1;3769945

i'm sure we could help with the parts. as for fitting there are plenty of … i'm sure we could help with the parts. as for fitting there are plenty of guides on the internet you can use. this may should dumb but computer hardware, is kind of like lego. just need to know which piece goes where (thats how i learnt). my knowledge just becomes a bit flaky sometimes.



hi.. thanks for offering help, repped already for this
there are only two major problems ive got:

1. does this ONLY need CPU, Harddisk and RAM?
2. what are the compatible processors for this? lve googled but couldnt find X2 socket 939

(ive played around with RAM and hard disk, so i think i can do that)

Tempted, wonder if it could be a mythbuntu system for my hubby. Would make him a great DIY birthday pressie. I wouldn't see him all year!

Hi, just a heads up if people are having trouble getting hold of a decent amd socket 939 cpu ive got a 3700 single core which i ran at 2.8 ghz and a 3800 dual core with the best steppings for overclocking up for grabs

heknip;3770217

Hi, just a heads up if people are having trouble getting hold of a decent … Hi, just a heads up if people are having trouble getting hold of a decent amd socket 939 cpu ive got a 3700 single core which i ran at 2.8 ghz and a 3800 dual core with the best steppings for overclocking up for grabs



ye I have a 939 3800+ and some DDR ram from an old system I am not using too

rory182;3770132

very much liking this as a bedroom media centre, would it be able to … very much liking this as a bedroom media centre, would it be able to record from freeview?



You'll want to plug in a big hard drive (500GB+) if you want to do this.

nuabdi;3770139

hi.. thanks for offering help, repped already for this :)there are only … hi.. thanks for offering help, repped already for this :)there are only two major problems ive got:1. does this ONLY need CPU, Harddisk and RAM? 2. what are the compatible processors for this? lve googled but couldnt find X2 socket 939 (ive played around with RAM and hard disk, so i think i can do that)



1. You also need to get an operating system.

2. This processor would be compatible I think, but AMD CPUs aren't really my strong point
dabs.com/pro…R2S

Martin

The x2 Socket 939's are pretty hard to come buy and sell for twice the price of the equivalent AM2 processors on ebay.

Could you possibly upgrade the graphics card and swap the dvd drive for a bluray?
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