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January 18, 2011 7:41:23 PM

I built a HTPC but it's a little too loud. I can hear it when watching TV.

Is there a mobo that's:
1. Mini ITX
2. Embedded CPU with no fan
3. A PCI-E x1 slot (so I can install Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner 1213)
4. Embedded video adapter with enough juice to play Blu-ray (I've got a Blu-ray drive but current mobo can't seem to output 1080p)

If not, what's my best option?

The cost doesn't matter.

Thanks for the help.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 18, 2011 8:23:32 PM

Wait a bit and get the soon to be released Asus E35MI-I Deluxe fusion board.

I too am building another HTPC and it's going into a bedroom. I'm going to try to make it completely passive, but we'll see. I'm eagerly awaiting this fusion board to come out.

Edit- just in case you weren't aware, a PCIe-1x card works just fine in a PCIe-16x, 8x, or 4x slot.
January 18, 2011 11:22:42 PM

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January 18, 2011 11:25:55 PM

Thanks a lot. That mobo looks great. I'll wait for it.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2011 4:54:21 PM

Slight correction to the model # of that awesome fusion board. It's actually E35M1-I Deluxe.

The board is starting to be listed in Europe for €153. I found it on one site already for €156 (no stock yet).

Here is the price breakdown from that site:

€128.93 for the board
€0.12 eco fees
€27.10 for 21% VAT

So in the US, hopefully the price will be around the €129 mark... which translates to ~$175 + S&H