HTPC Machine

I definitely want to build a Linux machine with XBMC Media Center.

I have had an eye on this newegg combo: http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit=ADD&ItemList=Combo.353864

The nvidia ion seems like the obvious choice because of Linux support and VDPAU decoding for 1080 content.

Want to build own vs preassembled ion systems as I am interested in upgrading to ion's successor when it is available/affordable.

Budget: $350-400 for system
Remote control recommendation appreciated
Large hard drive not required as I have a media server
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  1. You might consider the LATEST ATOM/ION2 build ... bet that would work ...

    Also look at this (explore the manufacturer's links, ... Tom's reviews, etc).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500128&cm_re=zotac_gt220-_-14-500-128-_-Product

    These are the cheapest (yet capable) nVidia HTPC options I know of.

    = Al =
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