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Entertainment machine/for the tv

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so i've been thinking about setting up project, building up an entertainment machine for the living room/TV

right now as far as hardware i've got a quad 1.8ghz cpu, a crap motherboard, like gb of ram

what exactly should i get for a cheap but decent entertainment/media machine

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so i've been thinking about setting up project, building up an entertainment machine for the living room/TV

right now as far as hardware i've got a quad 1.8ghz cpu, a crap motherboard, like gb of ram

what exactly should i get for a cheap but decent entertainment/media machine

What is your budget? Because for $500 you should be able to pul together a i3 2100, h61mobo, ram, htpc case and psu then just use the intel hd 2000 graphics integrated into the cpu. It will be quicker and more responsive than trying to pull together parts for the old CPU you have if you need to replace board (crap it is as you say) get more ram (which is ddr2 if your lucky) and then get a gfx card to play everything. My two cents tho.

 

So budget? :)

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