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 Post subject: slim case quiet HTPC with HDMI out
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:25 am 
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Has anyone built a quiet HTPC capable of playing back HDTV @ 1080i using a slim case (i.e. no more than 4" in height?) while consuming less than 120W of power? At this time I'm not considering Blu-Ray or HD-DVD playback.

I have been doing some research and it appears this is increasingly a possiblity with the introduction of the AMD 690g chipset and nVidia 7050 chipset. Both make playing back HDTV without a separate graphics card a reality. Coupled with the EE 35W AMD CPU and the upcoming 45W BE-2350 I think I'll have a pretty good shot at coming in under the 120W limit. Or maybe I can get a 65W AMD and undervolt it (have to find the right mATX board that supports undervolting).

What do you all think?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:36 pm 
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These results, obtained with the BE-2350 without undervolting, look encouraging:

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=41 ... pert&pid=8

It's important to not have to undervolt as it opens up more choices of mobos because my research showed that many of these mATX 690g mobos do not offer undervolting or underclocking (some do offer only overvolting and overclocking). If a mobo has undervolting feature that's just gravy.


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