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MicroATX Blu-Ray Player! how to build it??

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November 25, 2009 11:23:18 PM

Hey guys, I'm thinking about building a microATX computer for my parents' big screen TV. I'm going to put in a blu-ray player, a large harddrive (to store/watch my .mkv HD videos), and a video card that'll have a HDMI output.

Is this possible? In other words, is it possible to get the results that I'm imaging: super-crisp images on the enormous screen (**without being blown up**)?

To do this, I also want to buy the bare minimum CPU/gfx/ram requirements too, since this computer will do nothing but play hd video. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!!

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November 25, 2009 11:25:01 PM

Yes its possible, Ill post a nice build later, Newegg is swamped atm.
November 25, 2009 11:30:00 PM

thanks Sonic, i really appreciate it!
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November 26, 2009 1:34:58 AM

actually I've made up a build and I was wondering if this has enough computing power to decode 1080p HD video and display it onto a big screen TV via HDMI:

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX - Retail

Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail

HITACHI Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail

HEC 6K28BBX585 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 585W Power Supply - Retail

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader SATA Model iHOS104-08 - Retail

this has NO graphics card (i'm relying on the onboard graphics)

will this suffice?
November 26, 2009 2:44:41 AM

Swap out WD 500 Green for a Samsung F3 1TB ( or two) and u good to go hehe