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Old 04-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Home Theater Build Suggestions?

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)
1 TB hard drive
Bluray DVD rom
Remote control - not currently aware of any on the market.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Apple Centris 650

phaux keeng mahuds.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:20 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.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

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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
1 fast and 1 slow
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