Cost Of A Basic HD-Capable System
Thanks to the HD-video capabilities built into the 780G chipset, users who want to put together HTPC or multimedia systems can save themselves the cost of buying a graphics card. Meanwhile, the prices of Blu-ray drives have dropped so low that it is now possible to buy the innards of a full-featured HDTV system with a 500 GB drive for as little as €423.
|Basic HD-Capable System - Hardware Configuration|
|Processor:||AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 Boxed||€70|
|Memory:||2 GB DDR2-800||€42|
|HDD:||SATA 500 GB||€84|
The 780G system with a flat low-profile HFC-20820-C1 CPU cooler made by Hiper
Since this configuration gets by without a dedicated graphic card, the system can literally keep a low profile. If a low CPU cooler is used as well, this multimedia system can be installed in a very flat case. AMD is setting a new standard for HTPCs.
Thanks to their low profile, the components will allow you to use a small case.
Hiper's HMC-1K53A is a very flat HTPC case.
Hiper's HMC-1K53a is a mere 53 mm high.