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Hey guys haven't built for a while what's the minimum processor id get away
With for a system that will stream hd

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an athlon x2 250 will do that fine
if you use a decent video card, ati 4200/geforce 7000

just make sure your lan is up to the task
streaming full hd (1080p and 5.1) from wmc to wmc will be more bandwidth than wireless g or 100m/s nics can handle

if your going wireless, use n300, for wired use gigabit (1000m/s) nics, router or switch
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Any Athlon II X2 would work. On the Intel side, minimum Celeron E3200. Both processors would give you sufficient horsepower for video decoding in cases where hardware acceleration doesn't work properly (e.g. Silverlight/Netflix HD). Video card, ATI side, anything HD 4000 series or newer. On the Nvidia side, 8400GS (G98), G 210 ~ GT 240 and anything from GT 400 series or newer. Unfortunately, Nvidia was kinda late in the game when it comes to HTPC support. While ATI has supported full video decode acceleration for H.264 and VC-1 since the first iteration of UVD (in the HD 2000 series), Nvidia only added it in VP3 (integrated: 8200, 8300, 9300 & 9400; discrete: 8400 GS G98).

For Blu-ray streaming, I wouldn't recommend wireless at all, even 802.11n. For me, wireless just isn't reliable enough.
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as others have said, an Athlon II X2 will be fine, with a 785G mobo or 5450 or something
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