Re: Building server for HTPC
A really popular choice for HTPCs are Mac Minis. They're tiny but have enough oompf to stream hi-def movies. They also have 5.1 optical out and lots of USB ports to plug in external storage.
They're also not THAT expensive, well worth the end result IMO.
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