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any one know what the 1156 mobo (H56) have in them to compare with my nvidia 9400?
just wondering which is better?
You're better off getting a discreet card like the 6450, most built in's won't give you bitstreaming of HD audio like Dolby TrueHd, and DTS MA, not to mention UVD3, I have a system with a built in 9400 and it sucks balls compared to my 6450 for HD playback.

BTW great choice on case, I to recently purchased one and love it!
post #22 of 33
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From my experience while boxee is a nice interface it had some serious codec issue's when I last played with it, I much prefer media browser with Media Center Commander for my database backend, and ffdshow/mpc-hc for my video codecs over boxee.
Agreed.
Since we're discussing HTPC's it's assumed that the PC in question wouldn't be used for multi tasking and has minimal apps installed, thus not even questioning the few resources WMC uses.
Besides looking much better with a few simple plug-ins, (GUI and configuration) the overall quality of playback is far superior to that of Boxee.

My WMC with Media Browser plug-in.

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Agreed.
Since we're discussing HTPC's it's assumed that the PC in question wouldn't be used for multi tasking and has minimal apps installed, thus not even questioning the few resources WMC uses.
Besides looking much better with a few simple plug-ins, (GUI and configuration) the overall quality of playback is far superior to that of Boxee.

My WMC with Media Browser plug-in.

need to work on that movie count lol j/k, I've got 700 sittin on my server right now about 200 dvd's the rest BR rips, not including TV content But yeah media browser is soooooo much better than boxee it's not even funny! If you don't use it, you should check out media center master for metadata retreval, easy to use, quite powerful and makes a huge difference when using media browser.
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I made the switch from Mediabrowser to XBMC and I haven't looked back.
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I made the switch from Mediabrowser to XBMC and I haven't looked back.
I've played with XMBC several times and just can't seem to like it, but to each their own, its like iphone vs. android both are great they just cater to different people. But then again I use WMC for everything else so I like that Media Browser integrates into WMC.
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my new htpc
post #27 of 33
Looks good, what front-end software are you using?
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dont know what front end software is but im using windows 7 x64, boxie, vlc and i use power dvd 11
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How many 3.5" drives can you fit in there?
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Also how is the airflow?
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