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Ok so I already have a simple network set-up which consists of the wireless router, a wirless ap, xbox 360, desktop pc, 4 laptops, 4 smart phones and a tablet. the wirless router and ap allow wireless access to the entire house. So what i want to do is buy a cheap nas in order to alow everyone to access the media such as videos(avis+mkvs, the usual "legal videos wink.gif") i already have a large storage of these files on my computer and i want to be able to stream these without having my computer running due to the power issue, this is why i am looking at buying a NAS. However i have decided that i also want to be able to stream the movies to the main tv which is set up in the living room, in order to do this i have been looking at media streamers, this is what i want suggestions on, i am looking at the cheap price range as i am a student and do not have a large disposable income to waste on this project, i am looking at the price range below £100 for the streamer and below £100 for the dual bay (empty) nas.
I would appreciate it if you could give links with reviews to products which i will be able to use. I am not too fussed about netflix and other channels as i do not intend on paying for movies from these sites/channels.
So in summary i need a media streamer for the downstairs TV and a empty 2bay nas that will both work with each other and 2xboxs and a variety of different laptops and a android tablet.
here is a simple layout of the current network in place and the location of the products that will need to be connected.


here are some products which i have looked at and like the look of but am unsure whether they will be compatible etc,
Streamers
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004I2FBFK/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d1_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0QRQASY6C7ZFESBNPQCK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=317828027&pf_rd_i=468294

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-SMPN200-Network-Internet-Streamer/dp/B005TOHQT0/ref=dp_return_2?ie=UTF8&n=560858&s=home-theater

Nas
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004AIWOXY/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d7_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=1CP7JD63NP1E05XP4J3V&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=317823447&pf_rd_i=468294
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Core 2 Duo Dell Precision T3400 power color 7870 Generic DDR 2 
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Generic 80gb Sata HDD Generic DVD reader Windows 7 Home Prem Old converted laptop screen 
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32Inch TV Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard Corsair 500W CXM Builder Modular 80+ Bronze PSU Dell precision T3400 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2500k Asrock Z75 Pro3 Powercolor 7950 8gb 1600 vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
sandisk extreme samsung f3  Corsair h100 Stock Enermax T.B.Vegas Trio 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 7 ultimate 64 hanns g 22" monitor hanns g 22" monitor Dell U2913WM 
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Corsair 750W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze Casecom CS-13 Full Tower 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Core i3 3220 ASUS P8H67-M PR0 XFX HD 6870 XMS3 CLASSIC 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung f3 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S22B300H 22" Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseAudio
650W POWERCOOL modular ASUS TA8J1 BLACK MID CASE Trust Remo 2.0 Speaker Set - 8W RMS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo Dell Precision T3400 power color 7870 Generic DDR 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Generic 80gb Sata HDD Generic DVD reader Windows 7 Home Prem Old converted laptop screen 
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32Inch TV Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard Corsair 500W CXM Builder Modular 80+ Bronze PSU Dell precision T3400 
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I would get a cheap mobo ect and build a windows home sever i think the os is like 50 at the moment and can be built on older pc. this will do all you need and you can backup all your devices to it. (automitactly for pcs )
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i7 5820k Evga Micro 2 X99 EVGA Superclocked + 980ti Gskill Ripjaws V 
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This is not what i am looking for, as i posted above i am only looking at spending a maximum of £100 for the streamer and £100 for the nas however a cheap computer would come to much more than this. I also want the two devices to be quiet and use very little power as they will be turned on/standby 24/7 and a computer will use alot more power than the two devices i am looking for.
For future commenters i am not looking to build a second computer, i am looking to purchase a Network attached storage bay with 2 bays and a media streamer that will allow me to watch the media formats shown in the original post.
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sandisk extreme samsung f3  Corsair h100 Stock Enermax T.B.Vegas Trio 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 7 ultimate 64 hanns g 22" monitor hanns g 22" monitor Dell U2913WM 
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Corsair 750W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze Casecom CS-13 Full Tower 
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intel Core i3 3220 ASUS P8H67-M PR0 XFX HD 6870 XMS3 CLASSIC 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung f3 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S22B300H 22" Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseAudio
650W POWERCOOL modular ASUS TA8J1 BLACK MID CASE Trust Remo 2.0 Speaker Set - 8W RMS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo Dell Precision T3400 power color 7870 Generic DDR 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Generic 80gb Sata HDD Generic DVD reader Windows 7 Home Prem Old converted laptop screen 
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(18 items)
 
Kids PC
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Server
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2500k Asrock Z75 Pro3 Powercolor 7950 8gb 1600 vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
sandisk extreme samsung f3  Corsair h100 Stock Enermax T.B.Vegas Trio 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 7 ultimate 64 hanns g 22" monitor hanns g 22" monitor Dell U2913WM 
PowerCase
Corsair 750W CXM Builder Modular 80 Plus Bronze Casecom CS-13 Full Tower 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel Core i3 3220 ASUS P8H67-M PR0 XFX HD 6870 XMS3 CLASSIC 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung f3 Windows 7 ultimate Samsung SyncMaster S22B300H 22" Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard 
PowerCaseAudio
650W POWERCOOL modular ASUS TA8J1 BLACK MID CASE Trust Remo 2.0 Speaker Set - 8W RMS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo Dell Precision T3400 power color 7870 Generic DDR 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Generic 80gb Sata HDD Generic DVD reader Windows 7 Home Prem Old converted laptop screen 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32Inch TV Emprex 6310U Chiclet Ultra Slim USB Keyboard Corsair 500W CXM Builder Modular 80+ Bronze PSU Dell precision T3400 
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