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Quick question.. Will this work for an HTPC? I plan on streaming everything, with nothing on the main rig. This means I would have to use the only PCI slot for the wifi card.. So this would have to be able to play ripped bluray movies, along with less intensive tasks. My wife and I are in the process of building a second HTPC for the bedroom. biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 6
yeah no problem. Thats a pretty nice mini itx board.
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post #3 of 6
Yep that board will be fine. Just make sure you put it in a case that does that nice board justice smile.gif

Also if you plan on streaming 1080 I'd suggest going with a Wireless N card(with WirelessN router). I personally prefer the DLink cards since of all the ones I've tested they seem to not have those annoying little problems, especially if your Media Center is running linux.
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post #4 of 6
Such a great price for an all in one. Def will do the job
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post #5 of 6
I had nothing but issues trying to play my bluray remux's with it.
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post #6 of 6
theres a pretty good review here and mentions that having the right drivers a crucial for performance
http://www.thehtpc.net/htpc/asrock-e350m1-review/
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