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Old 04-02-2010, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building mini-ITX HTPC.. Helping pick the motherboard...

Ok.. they are probably almost the same..
But what do you think?

Newegg.com - ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe Intel Atom 330 PBGA437 NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo - Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo

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Newegg.com - ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom 330 1.6GHz Dual-Core 441 NVIDIA ION Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo - Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo
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I would go for the Zotac, simply for the DVI and eSATA ports on the rear. Depends on what sound setup you have.
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But they are almost identical other than this?
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Yup, identical.
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well, the asus mobo requires ddr3 ram whereas the zotac mobo requires ddr2. but the asus also has a full pcie x16 slot available.
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I might go with ASUS, just because of extra PCIE slot, thats kind of nice. I could put there a nicer TV-tuner.

What do you think is good DDR3 1066 Memory (possibly 4GB)?

Do you think this is good TV-tuner?

Newegg.com - Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface - TV Tuners & Video Devices
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for 4gigs, this kit will work
Newegg.com - A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH - Desktop Memory

don't know about the tv tuner though, sry.
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