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I'm getting a 42" LCD for my room so now I have a excuse to build a HTPC.

Problem is I have pretty much no budget for this but I have a lot of old junk laying around I can use:

Intel E2180
a 1TB WD green
2GB of DDR2
DVD drive
I have a 250W psu pulled from a HP but I'm guessing I won't be able to use it for this..

Planning to buy:

GT210
Jetway mATX board

So that pretty much leaves a case and PSU. I want the smallest case possible for the board but have really no idea what to look for.

This rig will be capable of 1080P playback right? I mainly only watch Netflix.. thanks for any input!
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my recommendation for 1080p playback: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125337
    
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Originally Posted by jdcrispe95 View Post
my recommendation for 1080p playback: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125337
Superior to the 210?
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spend an extra $20 and get a mATX mobo with HDMI out?
    
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spend an extra $20 and get a mATX mobo with HDMI out?
Well I want it to be able to play the occasional round of CS:S or older games if needed.. I ended up picking up a 37" vizio and I'm fine with using it as a monitor so now I'm thinking of just using my computer as the HTPC.

I have a server right now that is used as webserver/CS:S server at the moment.. I think im going to sell it on craigslist to fund a small HTPC/server that I can use in conjunction with my current rig.
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