Home Theater PC?

I currently have a Onkyo HT-S9300THX surround system,a HD directv reciever and a 42" vizio flat screen,I am looking for a PC to play music,videos,and movies through my HT and Vizio.I am looking at a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-450f,is this PC a good choice?Over kill,underkill?Not going to do any gaming on this one,just music,movies,video,and web surfing.thanks
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  1. That's definitely overkill. Something with a Core i3 and that uses the integrated graphics would be more appropriate and probably half the price. HP Pavilion P6630F would be a good example though not very good looking as an HTPC.

    I'd prefer something more like this:

    ASRock CORE 100HT-BD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856158014
    $620

    The drawback you would need to add a RAM, a hard drive and operating system.

    Some others to look at (full builds):
    - Dell Zino HD
    - ViewSonic VOT132
    - lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 (40814AU)
    - Acer Aspire Revo AR3700-U3002
    - ASUS Eee Box EB1501P-B016E
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