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Old 08-06-08, 01:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: Building Another HTPC

Or you could get a motherboard with an integrated gpu and get everything a bit cheaper. The amd 780G is really something when it comes to decoding blu-ray movies, and coupled with an energy efficient(maybe even passively cooled) processor and powersupply you get a pretty awesome HTPC.

You also get sound over hdmi, so I'd say your best bet would be to spend a little less on your HTPC and invest in a good receiver and sound system.

Here's a review of it:
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3258&p=4

Here's a htpc I built pretty quickly(newegg.com):



And I know you could get it for less if you switched out some components like the hard drive and memory for something cheaper.
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