This is a quick follow up to a previous post about dual slot Mini-ITX systems with the details of a potential system I’m hoping to build for a bedroom.
Case: Morex 2799 set-top case with dual PCI slot spaces €68.43
PSU: 80W with laptop-style power brick €26.12
System: Asus E35M1-M Pro £100.00
Memory: 4Gb DDR3 £16.29
HDD: Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb £83.00
Optical: Slim BD-ROM £75.00
TV Card: BGT3650 or BGT3600 £166.80
PCI-E splitter cable: AmeriRack ARC1-PELY423-C7 £Unknown
Total: £522.60 (+ riser + shipping)
So,around £550 isn’t exactly cheap, but on the other hand, this device is effectively a 1080p BluRay Player, full featured Quad-DVR and internet TV all in one, with various bonuses, including full web browser availability, gaming potential and compatibility with a limitless range of codecs and existing files. It also has the potential to add another TV card (for 8 channels simultaneous), or a more powerful GPU, or a high quality sound card. It should also be pretty much silent.
Got some thoughts of your own? Indulge yourself below by commenting! If you would like to subscribe please use the subscribe link on the menu at the top right. You can also share this with your friends by using the social links below. Cheers.