Hi guys, I'm building my mom one of those Theater PCs because she either watches online videos or pays bills with her pc. So i thought i would build her a PC with a blue-ray player. I was comparing cases with the cpu's
yeah I'm more familiar with AMD processors but the Intel's had the better ratings when it came to the mini barebones. Also does anyone have any clue what kind of heatsink/fans I'm suppose to use with these (mini barebones).
The Atom D510 CPU and GMA 3150 graphics. Thats a very weak GPU that struggles with HD content (even some YouTube HD) and usually not considered suitable for Blu-Ray.
You'll want to look for Atom + ION or ION 2 graphics
Foxconn R10-G3 and G31 GMA 3100. Isn't much better in terms of HD content playback.
Look for a minimum of GMA X4500HD
Thanks guys I'm going with WR2's choice since the foxconn isn't strong enough, but after reading some reviews people suggested with the lower i3 that was more bang for the buck. Would i use a sata hardrive? or could i use an older Western Digital HDD
An PATA/IDE model will work with that Biostar motherboard.
How old is the WD HDD? If it's more than 3-4 years old (and its going to be used for another 4 years?) I think its probably smart to go with a new HDD.