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I build about 5 units like the one I posted above per month for clients and have had zero complaints. Most people will never notice it unless they are expressly looking for it. If you do notice it, there are easy fixes that mitigate it.
Neither intel or AMD outputs at a true 24fps.

What type of power supply do you need for that tiny case? One of those external ones? I have no experience with those and always wonder how they would connect to the 24pin on an m-itx mobo.
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It's called a PicoPSU...the one I have in that case is the 150w version. The PSU is based on a 24 pin connector. If you are ordering from perfect home theater, they have an option to add it and the AC/DC converter.
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EDIT: One of the cool things about the PicoPSU is that it is DC, so you could wire one of these into your car if you wanted to.
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That's looking good. I was thinking about going with Intel 3750K, Asus Z77 mini-ITX, Intel G2 80GB SSD, and 8GB DDR-2133. Has anyone had issues playing back 24p content with Intel iGPU's lately or has intel solved that issue.

There is no such thing as an Intel 3750k. But if you meant the 3570k then it is way overkill for what you're looking to do. As suggested a Llano will be more than sufficient and save money.
post #24 of 27
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It's called a PicoPSU...the one I have in that case is the 150w version. The PSU is based on a 24 pin connector. If you are ordering from perfect home theater, they have an option to add it and the AC/DC converter.
DSCF3024.jpg
EDIT: One of the cool things about the PicoPSU is that it is DC, so you could wire one of these into your car if you wanted to.

Thanks!! +rep
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There is no such thing as an Intel 3750k. But if you meant the 3570k then it is way overkill for what you're looking to do. As suggested a Llano will be more than sufficient and save money.

I meant the 3750k. I am worried about being able to playback 4K and 10bit videos in the future.
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I need a HTPC that will playback my Blu-Ray rips without any issues, another requirement is the playback lossless audio through my receiver. Integration with my Harmony One would be nice. What do I need to make this all happen?

First, let me start off by saying you don't need a super powerful PC to do what you want to do. Most consumer boxes (like Roku, Boxee, Apple TV, etc.) have very low powered CPU's with HD decoding processors on them. Case in point, you can make do with a power friendly dual core. For bitstreaming, I would assume nvidia caught up to AMD and is now including that in their video cards (I haven't researched this since I built mine). When I built mine, the AMD cards were the only cards capable of bitsreaming (lossless audio).

Integration w/ your Harmony remote requires a IR receiver and Harmony's software. I would just buy a cheap PC remote that comes with a receiver, store the remote in a closet and use the Harmony (this is what I do).

My suggestions:
dual core @ 2.8ghz or higher
video card that supports bitstreaming (sorry I can't provide more input) -- doesn't need to be expensive since you don't plan on gaming
modular PSU (will help with small case)
4gb ram

those are the essentials my friend. you don't need more. you can, but not required.
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Sodalinks isnt bad but if you dont plan on gaming going for a llano A8 setup will do all that for sure. An unlocked A8 quadcore at 3Ghz goes for $115-130 depending where you can get it. This is what I will be putting together for my buddy, I might not need to put the video card in since he only wants to play starcraft 2, I hear the A8 i-gpu should do SC2 at OKAY settings and considering he was playing before with WAY crappy onboard gpu the A8 will be an upgrade lol.
Edit: the llano can game too but you can crossfire onboard with the 6670 for a nice little boost in performance, but without the 6670 the onboard igpu is pretty beefy. EASILY handle blueray playback and even some gaming at lower settings. Saw some surprising videos on youtube when I was looking it up.
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