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if you do want to go with a real small, all in one solution then i would suggest an AMD zacate based setup over an intel offering. They are HD bitstreaming capable and have better video capabilites
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Originally Posted by trulsrohk View Post
not pulling your hair out waiting for it do things...i hate atoms

no the main difference is just a little more brute force and room for expanding as well as better cooling capabilities.

oh and with that case you linked you are limited to 2.5" drives and no optical drive. That makes it rather unnatractive to me as I would want to be able to have a large amount of storage as well as an optical drive unless all i was going to do is use it as a streaming device or something...in which case I would just go ahead and get one of those and save myself about $200

Thats an excellent point. But isnt there a better cpu out there thats better than the atom for the mini itx? One that runs fast?

Thats a big downer for me too. I want it to be a good experience when I sit down.

Maybe I will have to go to a bigger case ,kicking and screaming.
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post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Emerican View Post
heres my stab at it (and i know you said Micro ITX but heres a decent Silverstone HTPC case):

Total with shipping comes to 358.85

TY for the post emarican. I am scouring your build now as we speak.
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post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by bloomstomb View Post
Thats an excellent point. But isnt there a better cpu out there thats better than the atom for the mini itx? One that runs fast?

Thats a big downer for me too. I want it to be a good experience when I sit down.

Maybe I will have to go to a bigger case ,kicking and screaming.
first see my post regarding zacate

and as to more powerful cpu setups...

this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131659

and this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103885 would be perfectly happy together


*edit* Here's a Zacate setup for you with a mini-itx case

double edit...replace the blu ray drive with this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136194
noticed that that case only takes a slim drive

Edited by trulsrohk - 3/1/11 at 11:10pm
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post #35 of 39
Not one of you said anything about propper blu-ray playback is 24fps and not 60.
Most of you ignored his case/itx requirement...
Grab an i3 w/ an ITX mobo, no gpu required. Grab a picopsu from mini-box.com. Grab a 2.5 hd and be done.
Edited by hick - 3/2/11 at 4:12am
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post #36 of 39
Get this if you canASUS AT5IONT-I Intel Atom D525 (1.8GHz, dual-core) BGA559 Intel NM10 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU Combo

It offers USB 3.0 & a D525 Atom processor + ION based graphics
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Atom + ion = fail in windows, Zacate > Atom.
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so how come 60 fps? nothing i have plays at that speed. all of my stuff is at 24fps and that's bluray stuff
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Hey OP + everyone else,

You can in fact increase the frame rate of the movies you watch, I've been doing it for the last 6 months using Avisynth and MVtools. It looks AWESOME, even on a 60hz screen. 24fps content plays at 48, 30 plays at 60 etc. So far the only things it doesn't work on are Flash, Silverlight and Blu-Ray... and I think iTunes. But for most of the content out there, it does wonders. I'll write a guide this time around as I'm going through it myself after my most recent format. Cheers
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