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HTPC...which one?

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July 14, 2011 7:48:01 PM

Hello all

I would like to build a new PC to become a HTPC in my media center
This is what I would need:
• Small, very small
• HDMI output
• Mainly stream videos from my server (Unraid Server) wirelessly using XBMC (or other software)
• Able to play light games (COD 1 and 2 for example) and a flight simulator for R/C airplane & Heli (Phoenix simulator)
• Other than few games and the sim, I won’t store too much data…hard drive doesn’t need to be big then
• I would like it to boot very fast: does that min a SDD is required?
• Able to play bluray discs with an internal drive or external drive if I really want to keep it small
• Not power angry
• Quiet of course

What would be you recommendation?

Thanks

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July 14, 2011 8:01:17 PM

Have you filled out the new build form? It's usually helpful because it would include a budget.

Are you looking for ITX sized by saying very small?
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July 14, 2011 10:26:41 PM

huron said:
Have you filled out the new build form? It's usually helpful because it would include a budget.

Are you looking for ITX sized by saying very small?


ITX, why not.......
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July 15, 2011 8:22:08 AM

In order to keep it quiet, you will need SSD, no HDD noise and less heat = less fan.

Take a look at silverstone cases, they have ITX models, the cases have a good design and are well ventilated. If you are ok with microATX, wich is similar do a blu-ray player, take a look at www.moneual.com

Moneual offer cases for your build and also alredy built HTPCs, with remote control and Software pre-installed
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