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post #1 of 11
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I am completely lost in this area of computing. I just got a new TV, and I am in need of a DVR/Blu-ray player. All I definitely want in it is:
integrated graphics (AMD APU or 1155 Intel HD) that is capable of 1080p playback
cheap tv tuner for analog cable with a remote or remote capabilities.
2tb drive (speed doesn't really matter)
bluray drive, doesn't have to be a burner.
small form factor case of course.

thanks for helping me, +rep to anyone who throws together a build! of course, if you can get the job done even cheaper, that's even better.
Edited by xDriftyy - 10/2/11 at 6:41pm
post #2 of 11
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112218
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116409
MOBO:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157236
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231253
HD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152245
BD Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151222

All for ~$430

You can even fit in a second 2tb drive and what ever tv tuner you want
post #3 of 11
Heres what I came up with.
post #4 of 11
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there is no tv tuner, so with something cheap factored in, it comes out to around $490. +rep

Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterCheese99 View Post
Heres what I came up with.
I'm liking this build alot. it has a nice tuner, and the apu is simple. nice case too ^_^. +rep
post #5 of 11
Here's my suggestion. Also add a WD Green 2TB in there for storage $70.

I usually suggest the Antec MicroFusion 350 case because it's the one I have, but it looks like it's out of stock. You can always switch to a different case, as cases are a pretty personal choice.
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Do NOT get HVR-1850. Outdated and overpriced. Get HVR-1250 instead.

I can come up with a build list later.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manischewitz View Post
no mobo
Oh sorry right here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157241 ( P.S it was included in the price)

EDIT I just Relised that that MOBO is CRAP so i picked out this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138312 But it raises the build to 480 because i just noticed i did not add the MB price
Edited by liljoey112 - 10/4/11 at 5:47pm
 
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