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I've had this idea for a while, and I really want to make it happen. I don't have cable, only internet, I basically watch what I want on netflix. I thought to myself one day, that, I have a 55" T.V. that is not in use at the moment, and lugging my tower back and forth to my living room to watch a movie is irritating. So, I though, "People with cable have cable boxes, why can't I have one o_O?" I threw this idea together for a mini-itx rig that would be, basically my cable box, but more than that, it would be an all around entertainment center, with just enough power to actually do something if I wanted it to. (Run a lowball game, or something fun, emulators, nothing too intense).

Here is what I'm planning.




I like the idea personally, but I want to get some input on how I might make it cheaper, without losing anything.
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Or you can just get a really long video cable coming from your pc to your tv. (problem fixed)

You are better off upgrading your pc graphics card and getting a long HDMI cable to be connected to your tv.

Edit: If you decide on getting those pars, then switch to windows 8 64 bit. If I am not mistaken, a windows 32 bit OS can run a maximum of only 3 gb of ram. Either get 2gb of ram or upgrade to the 64 bit version.
Edited by Captain1337 - 2/2/13 at 9:19pm
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Its like, 50 feet, and my graphics card has HDMI on it. Besides, I need a reason other than "Its Cool" to buy windows 8, this seemed like a nice excuse.
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It does in fact sound like a stupid idea but I would rather have a good graphics card than have two systems with weaker graphics.
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It does in fact sound like a stupid idea but I would rather have a good graphics card than have two systems with weaker graphics.

This wouldn't be meant to run really intensive stuff, it would just be a system to have fun with, without moving or tweaking my main rig.
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Put wheels on your case.
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