Uhhh, the only way I would ever
recommend someone to get an Intel Atom would be if they were running the OS equivalent of Windows Mobile, and never planning on watching a movie at or above 320x240 EVER AGAIN.
Now, I think I may have gone a bit overboard, But heres a Complete Micro-ITX Mac Mini clone build for you:
Case: Apex MI-100 w/ replaceable 250w mATX Power Supply - $56
Motherboard: Jetway JNC62 Micro-ITX motherboard, Socket AM2+ w/ Nvidia 8200 onboard Graphics - $160
Processor: AMD Athlon 4850e 2.5ghz 45W TDP - $87
Memory: Wintec AMPX 2gb stick of DDR2-800 5-5-5-15 w/ Heatspreaders - $39
Total: $342 before shipping and CD-Drive/Hard-Drive/Operating system
Final System Specs: 2.5ghz AMD dual core processor, 2gb DDR2-800, Nvidia Geforce 8200.
The perfect tiny little HTPC, and for hundreds less than a Mac MiniEdited by HugeDink - 6/30/08 at 9:31pm