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Asrock E350M1
Cheap 2gb ram
SilverStone LC02 Clone I bought that case months ago for $50, looks like it got popular....
Windows 7 x86 (for simplicty of codecs)
I have an old 300gb hard drive I will be recycling.
I went with 1 stick of 2gb ram b/c the Zacate does not support dual channel and 2gb is plenty of ram for a htpc.
I will post some pics when it is done. Let me know if anyone is interested in me playing some specific files for testing purposes.

I think I need a smaller case









Edited by hick - 4/2/11 at 10:18am
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hick, as you demanded pics of mine, and threatened me for a link, I hereby demand pics. Lots. So hurry up a bit now.
    
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Thats a pretty case. I'm interested in some mkv playbacks. If you have files that are encoded with L5.1 or L4.1.

Also if you have a large library I'm just interested in when you scroll through your movies if there is a lag/stutter from browsing.
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Thats a pretty case. I'm interested in some mkv playbacks. If you have files that are encoded with L5.1 or L4.1.

Also if you have a large library I'm just interested in when you scroll through your movies if there is a lag/stutter from browsing.
Not a problem.
I have been told poor browsing is caused by the hard drive and not the cpu though . I have the problem with a, Regor 245, ATI 5450, 4gb ram, and a WD blue. I was actually temped to buy a SSD for my main b/c but thought this would be more fun.
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Slowest shipping EVER, gona get here on monday :/
EDIT UPS was super late to my workplace..4pm usually there at 9AM.
Edited by hick - 4/2/11 at 10:24am
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Done, plays back both flash, mkv, m2ts with no issues. I tried with bitstreaming to my onkyo and decoding to 2 channel (to put a little more load on it )
I could not find any of my files with a 5.1 profile, all were 4.1, send me a link for a file to test out. The IR receiver had some weird pinout that was proprietary to some old VIA stuff. I tested all of this in my basement and will be moving it to my bedroom.
Posted pics on the first post.
Looking for a case to mount to the back of a tv, see this thread
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http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva/

They have some sample videos that can be downloaded that you should be able to test with.
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http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva/

They have some sample videos that can be downloaded that you should be able to test with.
Can you try AIR NCOP theme (Tori no Uta) and BBC Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole from that page using MPC HomeCinema? Thanks!
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nice! I hope you enjoy as much as I do mine, I already starting overclocking that ***** lol
    
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Can you try AIR NCOP theme (Tori no Uta) and BBC Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole from that page using MPC HomeCinema? Thanks!
It doesnt play those, but I don't do anime so will never have an out of spec video...
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nice! I hope you enjoy as much as I do mine, I already starting overclocking that ***** lol
Haven't even put her in the bedroom yet, just collecting dust on the desk.
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