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Old January 1, 2010, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Arinoth View Post
There is no real reason to spend that much money on a cpu/mobo for a HTPC. I am looking at an htpc mod build of my mine which will use an atom processor/mobo with 9400M onboard gpu and i've read and seen that it can handle more then anything thrown at it (aka 1080p playback) and costs hundreds less then what you're looking to spend on the core of a pc that will never be taxed as a htpc

Listen to this. CPU usage on those MiniITX systems drop to 1 or 2 % once you introduce a video card that will decode the video stream.

If you don't want to game and all you want to do is store movies and do playback then maybe look into an ITX setup. I would have gone that way for sure except for the fact I want to game on my system.
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