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Old January 19, 2010, 09:23 AM
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These days HTPC's are more about vidoe card hardware acceleration capabilities than cpu speed. Look at the popularity of the Nvidia Ion platform which mates an Atom processor to a very capable GPU. The Atom is no thoroughbred by any means but these system can play 1080p without a hitch.

The only time that cpu power comes into play is with HD non supported video formats which gpu's hardware acceleration has no support for. This is becoming the exception & not the rule.

Your HTPC looks fine to me. Any low cost quality S775 board that supported your cpu & has a Pcie (Preferably 16x but not necessary actually) should do.
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