Originally Posted by phantasmor
hmm I might try that but it might not work the HTPC in question is a Dell OptiPlex SX270. it is DEFINITELY not DX10. current parts on the one that died are as follows: case, hard drives.EDIT
:I have some ram lying around 2GB ddr3 not in use currently
Yeah probably should just toss that into the trash
comes with 8gb of ram as well. Should be able to use all your old stuff
should be more then enough
Netflix HD isn't the best, will need windows 8 Netflix app if you want smooth HD Netflix playback. Though Netflix is switching to HTML5 soon, so that should fix it anyways. Flash works great offloading to the built in GPU, and 1080p MKV files also offload to the GPU perfectly fine.
For your price range this is the best your gonna get. Though AMD jaguar cores should be rolling out soon and will start replacing these boards. Though if you don't want to wait this will still be fine.Edited by DzillaXx - 5/28/13 at 9:45pm