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Anonymous
January 3, 2011 12:40:34 AM

Hello,

I am looking at building my first HTPC. (efficient and low consumption)
I must admit; I am not really knowledgeable on all the pieces needed and how they all fit. I have been reading tons of information online.
I am looking for a HTPC that would stream HD (720p and 1080p) content that is downloaded. The HTPC would be running a bit torrent client in either Windows or Linux. (If possible this would also replace my file - media server)

I have been looking at the Zotac IonITX F-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7;20IONITX-F-E.
Is the ASUS AT5IONT better?

Is there another mobo/cpu combine that would be better.
Any case recommendations with power supply?

Budget $300-$400

Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
January 3, 2011 4:17:31 AM
Anonymous
January 3, 2011 12:17:50 PM

Thanks for the post.
Any particular reason why you would not choice the motherboard/cpu combo?
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January 4, 2011 1:41:19 AM

^ The main reason why I wont go with that board is that I would anytime go with a REAL CPU,...
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Anonymous
January 4, 2011 8:30:05 PM

So nobody else wants to chime in?
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April 9, 2011 6:08:54 AM

hi, i'm planning a simular config as well
but i'm worried about some pci-e issues i've been reading at the newegg.com
reviews page for the ASUS AT5IONT-I
i do have a planned config using the asus model (mobo looks alot more interesting than the zotac one does)
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April 9, 2011 2:05:52 PM

tempting mobo but it's not 525 series atom, it's 330 series
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April 9, 2011 2:09:32 PM

btw, last and first name brand pc i ever got in my life was a c128, every other pc i ever had was something i built...first pc i built was made from salvaged parts at flea markets, cpu came from a translator...i breadboarded it first then made my first mobo with parts from radio shack and other supply stores
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April 10, 2011 3:54:20 AM

DougLYX said:
tempting mobo but it's not 525 series atom, it's 330 series


I was simply finding a comparative board to the OP question about using the Zotac IonITX F-E which is Atom N330
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