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Old 04-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The computer I would like build is a home theater PC, so I'm looking
for a case that has a small form factor, appropriate for a HTPC. In
general, I'm looking for:

Dual core or quad core processor (must be able to playback 1080p video)
Video card or motherboard with HDMI out (do not need a TV tuner)
4 GB RAM
1 TB hard drive
Bluray DVD rom
Wifi
Remote control - not currently aware of any on the market.
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Apple Centris 650
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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^^ That looks good but I would change the cpu to a x2 4850e. It has significantly lower power consumption but is still fast enough for HD playback.

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What remote are you using for your home theater now? If you have a universal you should be able to use that.

Right now I'm using a Harmony 550 with my Zalman HD-160
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