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Old January 17, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
Core i3 530 $130
Gigabyte H55M-S2H $94
2GB Geil DDR3-1333 $65
500GB WD Green - $53
+ any random $25 DVD drive

$10 or so more. However if you want good bluray playback this is the way to go. It is one of the few ways to bitstream audio and it most definitely is the cheapest.
Interesting and good suggestion. I never thought of the i3 route. If you had to replace your HTPC lowfat would you go this way or with something else(not commit to his budget but yours)?
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