Gift Guide: Home-Built Computers

Know someone whose computer is feeling a little old? Build them a new one custom-fitted to their needs for a fun and personal Christmas present. Whether it's a tiny PC dedicated to playing media, a money-saving Hackintosh or a beastly gaming machine, these builds will guide you to a shiny new PC.

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    How about a low power server for Xmas... personally i want an atom with lots of SATA ports, but hard to find in Aust. still tossing up between atom and i3 and add on a raid card? need to dish up media to Rasp XBMC... :)

      On the raspberry pi, is it possible to run xbmc as a program installed within Ubuntu rather than as dedicated xbmcbuntu? I want one but I want to browse the net on my TV as well. Also, is it possible to install anything on the ubuntu app centre, or is it limited due to the architecture?

      Last edited 11/12/12 12:29 am

        My Suggestion is to look on the XBMC forums, I believe Rasp-pi device might not be so great for this. You maybe better off with a HTPC for XBMCbuntu, I believe installing this allows you to switch between XBMC and a Browser if you set it up correctly. All XBMCbuntu is is a streamlines version of UBUNTU. So just hit up and the forums over there, very helpful community. They will set you on the right path, esp if you just need a better remote to complete the task :)

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