HTPC laptop/desktop advice
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July 11, 2010, 11:59 AM
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Well just to let you know if you're looking to have a stand alone htpc there are a few things you don't need that you think you do. First off is you do not need 4GB of ram, you can get by just fine with 2GB. Depending on how small you want to go and if they can handle them, you could go with an atom itx board. I'm not sure how well the last generation atom N330s can handle 1080p/bluray with their nvidia counter part on board however i know they can handle 720p.
Would the following build be good enough to play 1080p with the integrated graphics?
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