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    New HTPC build - 3d bluray & madvr ?

    My current HTPC isn't powerful enough to handle madvr, so am contemplating going back to a micro atx setup from mini itx.

    Thinking of using :
    Silverstone GD04/GD05 Case
    PSU ?
    Nvidia GPU that is HDMI 1.4a for 3d playback
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Intel CPU & Motherboard ?
    intel SSD as boot drive
    2-4 TB SATA HDD Green Drive for storage
    Liteon Bluray burner


    Any thoughts greatly appreciated

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    Re: New HTPC build - 3d bluray & madvr ?

    You could have got an FM1 mini-ITX motherboard and a Llano CPU for around the same price as the E450 motherboard you bought.

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    Re: New HTPC build - 3d bluray & madvr ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    You could have got an FM1 mini-ITX motherboard and a Llano CPU for around the same price as the E450 motherboard you bought.
    Yeah, but wanted to try the e450 to see if it was any good. At that time hadn't really done much tinkering with madvr & the like

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    Re: New HTPC build - 3d bluray & madvr ?

    Here are my suggestions for an HTPC:

    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/...ml#post2150593

    For an Intel CPU I suspect one of the Celeron or Pentium dual cores with a discrete card should be enough.

    Edit!!

    The prices have changed someone with the A6-3500 being around £56 on Scan now.

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    Re: New HTPC build - 3d bluray & madvr ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Here are my suggestions for an HTPC:

    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware/...ml#post2150593

    For an Intel CPU I suspect one of the Celeron or Pentium dual cores with a discrete card should be enough.

    Edit!!

    The prices have changed someone with the A6-3500 being around £56 on Scan now.
    Thanks, will consider the AMD setup too

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