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Old May 18, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Depends on if you are looking for new or used. If you are looking for used you can probably pick one up off of the B/S/T for around 100-150$ depending on how old it is.

To construct one yourself you're probably looking at around 250-3000$ after taxes, case and power supply factored into that.

I've found as long as it has something that can do 1080p playback, either a broadcom hd card, amd apu or the newer intel apu on the SB cards (though the most expensive route) will work for you.

You won't have that much room with upgrading unless you go with say an amd apu or a SB apu equivalent as they typically come with 1 x16 pci-e slot.

This at least from experience I've found by running numerous netop or htpc systems starting from/with the N230 series and being happy with what I have now (though that'll run you about 350-400$).
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