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I found that one for $145 shipped. But then I have to buy a CPU which brings it up even more. Would the price difference between that and the Brazos system be worth it? Running 1080 and stuff through XBMC(totally forgot about this) doesn't seem like it would take a lot of power.
Personally, I'd spend the extra $50 for Athlon II/Core i3. I'm not sure what the state of hardware acceleration is on XBMC but for me, there's just way too many things that can mess up hardware acceleration that I'd rather have the extra CPU power available so it's there should the need arise.

Question, do you really need to go Mini-ITX? Because you can find several decent microATX HTPC cases and mATX is considerably less expensive compared to M-ITX.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 1/18/11 at 4:09pm
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Kind of. I was just trying to keep it small because I only have a rack space of around 14x14" and the smaller the better.
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The low end low power sandy bridge stuff should be coming out shortly. the i3-2100 would be great for a lower power build

internal 150w psu will easily power everything, and youll have no need for a pcie video card

just add whatever drives you need and youre good to go
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I don't know if I can wait any longer. My college money just showed up in my account so I'm ready haha. The specs sheet said the sandy bridge i3's are still 65w so it's not too big of a deal.

I think I'm set on THIS(read on here the HD 4250 is good), THIS(unless a single-core would suffice?), THIS, THESE, a few 2TB drives and my antec 380 GREEN(since I already have it). Trying to keep the wattage down so I could always down grade the PSU later on.
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I don't know if I can wait any longer. My college money just showed up in my account so I'm ready haha.
Lucky guy State college people here have to wait until Feb for a refund, period. Lucky for me as I would of pulled the trigger in a Quadfire system and would of regretted it.

I STRONGLY recommend a WD TV LIVE PLUS as it does everything I'd need as 2x USB, USB HDDs, WiFi, Netflix, Pandora, etc etc. It even allows network shares to and from the device! It uses 5-15W and enjoys regular software updates. HDMI, Optical out surround, it does it all..

If you want to get really freaky you can replace the firmware and do bittorrent and a bunch of other stuff. It's a GREAT low cost option.

I picked mine up for $129ish and the best part is you can go out right now and pick it up along with an external HDD and be set. No fans or noise in exception to the HDD. If you don't like it, return it and build a ITX. Oh and its like 5 inches by 5 inches, small.
Edited by zorrobyte - 1/20/11 at 11:12pm
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