Bouzy210 Posted April 7, 2007 Share Posted April 7, 2007 Soon I could received an extra home computer for personal use. It is very old, and it wasn't a very good computer to start with. Its a dell something or another with basic setup (Copy link below for picture), but there was recently 80 dollars worth of ram put into it. What I want to do is make it into a home entertainment system..... Hear is what I am thinking of doing..... 1. Getting a free OS like Lunix that doesn't take up much hard drive. 2. Then I would work my magic and put all the computer settings on lowest, and take off all programs I don't want like everything besides word, Firefox, and a few others. 3. I have various sources I was then planning on getting some programs from. Just some simple movie players and music players. 4. If the computer is still slow I would possibly see about having someone overclock it. What I was wondering is if this would work. I obviously would want it hooked up to my tv and speakers, but what else could I do besides play music and movies. (since the hard drive isn't very big I would probably buy a bigger one, but you can get ones on ebay for fairly cheap) Could I do things like put movies on there compressed and then have them open unzip, and play when I wanted them to? Is there a program that would like give me a list of files I have on the system and when I click on one unzip it and run it automatically? If there isn't a program like that what other options would I have. Also is there a way to hook up a remote control to a computer? What do you think? I don't really need to have a sweet home entertainment center but it would be cool to see what my dad and I could do. Also the catch is I have a low budget. Maybe money for a new HD on Ebay, and possibly some other things depending on how cool it could be. http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-GX50-COMPUTER-TOWER-1-2GHZ -256MB-OF-RAM_W0QQitemZ3301034 38410QQihZ014QQcategoryZ140070 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem://http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-...1QQcmdZViewItem://http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-...1QQcmdZViewItem://http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-...1QQcmdZViewItem://http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-...1QQcmdZViewItem://http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-...1QQcmdZViewItem://http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-OPTIP LEX-...1QQcmdZViewItem Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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