Doesn't look like that's going to happen now though, does it? So I'm thinking of buying/putting together a HTPC to replace the xbox. I've priced the following one up at abou £230, can anyone pick holes as to why I woudln't be able to use this to completely build a PC that was capable of getting 1080p HD out of XBMC?
- Shiny Black Media Center MicroATX Case With Silver Trim and LCD Display - No PSU 150275 291 in stock £24.99
- Extra Value Micro ATX 300W PSU - 20+4pin, 1x SATA 125004 50 in stock £14.10
- AMD Sempron LE-1250 Socket AM2 L2 512KB 2.2GHz Energy Efficient 45w Retail Boxed Processor 134749 138 in stock £24.99
- ASUS M3N78-VM GeForce 8200 Socket AM2+ VGA DVI HDMI 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard 152752 117 in stock £52.49
- Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 GT Socket 754, 939, AM2, AM2+ Processor Cooler 150982 41 in stock £6.64
- Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB SATAII 16MB Cache 7200 RPM - OEM 124735 281 in stock £37.32
- LiteOn 16x DVD Rom IDE Black Bare Drive - OEM 087664 34 in stock £7.49
- Cyberlink Media Center Remote Control - With Mini USB IR Receiver 129977 34 in stock £5.75
- Crucial 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL6 Lifetime Warranty 139662 2 in stock £19.99
This might even be a useful reference point for others in the same boat as me. For what it's worth, savings can be made by removing the HDDs (and network booting) and by canaballising your old PCs for things like the DVD. This has some whistles and bells, such as a reasonably nice case, but generally it's as low as I could go!