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Nope. Get the $80 Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 45w instead. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103255

It is MUCH cooler, cheaper, and uses less power. For Blu-Ray and Vista, you just need a 2GHZ+ dual-core. You can run it nearly passively.
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Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...3255&Tpk=4850e
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post #22 of 24
If it is just being used for an HTPC purpose, then you will be fine with 2gb of ram. My usuage never goes above 45%. Also, prepare yourself for headaches with a case with a touchscreen. If you plan to use Windows Media Center, it steals the focus of the mouse and you cannot use the mouse on the extended desktop, while the media center is in full screen mode. And if you want to clone, you have to use the lowest of the two's resolution, since it has to be the same for both when cloning. Believe me, I know what a pain it turns out to be.
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post #23 of 24
Oh and touchscreens are kinda useless..... you generally aren't next to the HTPC. Spend that money on a good wireless keyboard like the Logitech DiNuvo Edge or Mini
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Yeah, I agree. I admit I have one (Zalman HD160XT) but its just so I dont have to turn on my tv just to select music to listen to. If it weren't for that, I wouldn't have bothered.
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