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Can't decide on mATX system

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor and Single Board Computers' started by Ramshackles, 6 Jun 2010.

  1. Ramshackles

    Associate

    Joined: 24 Jan 2006

    Posts: 33

    I need to built 2 HTPCs mainly, main wishes are silence, relatively small and capable of 1080p.

    It would be a big plus if soft gaming was possible.

    I'd therefor like to steer clear of Atoms and been looking at Silverstone LC12 or SG06 for cases, if I could go smaller I'd love that but that seems a bit impossible if I need dedicated gfx?

    What kind of motherboard - cpu combination should i be looking at? i3? i5?

    It will mainly be running XBMC on W7, and perhaps light gaming on a 50" plasma if possible.

    EDIT: Are there any other (less expensive) cases similar to Origen AE M10 that seems to take a mid-range gfx card? :) bit costy since i'll be building 2
     
    Last edited: 6 Jun 2010
  2. Chris Beard

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,789

    If you don't need gaming why not go with an AMD integrated graphics chipset or an nvidia chipset?