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Wife stole my HTPC, I need new one :*(

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Hey Guys, thing change in here i had to setup my HTPC as Destop for my Wife so i was thinking to get something really small for use as a HTPC so i found this at newegg can you guys help to get something that i can play my mkv (1080p on 40" Samsung ) movies without leg. i read some reviews but no place better to get some real reviews than here count on you guys

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-016-_-Product
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post #4 of 11
take the asus and throw a cheap boxing day GPU in there :-)
    
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post #5 of 11
just build a super cheap system
post #6 of 11
Those cheap nettops, will stream 720p blu-rays just fine. Once you start pushing 1080p blu-rays your going to start getting stutters and sound mismatch. I'd go with asus, and pray it works
    
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For 300,- you're not going to be able to get a new wife. I think something can be arranged for 1200,- though. Russian or Ukraine works for you?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813500035

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116367

Sub $200 and it's got room for a PCIE card. and more power then the atom boards.
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Do you have any spare parts laying around? ram, hard drive, case, OS?
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I've got a couple of Atom 330/ION builds that I was using as HTPC's. Not so nice (stutters on Netflix HD, can't play back VC-1 1080p MKV Blu-ray rips natively in WMC, not fast enough for DirectVobSub). Basically, if you encounter a situation where you can't use DXVA/hardware acceleration, you're screwed. Even a Celeron E3200 2.4 GHz is a major upgrade over the Atom. I replaced the ION builds with Core i3-based HTPCs.
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