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Budget Nettop HTPC Configuration

Budget Nettop HTPC Configuration
Last Update: October 2011 After our first budget HTPC setup yesterday, we offer our suggestions for the nettop kind, a mini PC dedicated to home theater use. The nice prices for Sandy Bridge platform components prompted us to propose a Gigabyte Mini-ITX motherboard with an Intel H67 and a low power Pentium G620T. Remember that the Pentium G620T, in addition to consuming only 35W at full load, fully supports the most demanding HD video streams decoding and HD audio bitstream. However, compared to Core i3, i5 and i7, you lose the Intel QSV transcoding video function. A small evil for a complete mini PC that costs around $450. Last, important for the purists, it may be necessary to use a trick...
October 25, 2011 | 3808 Views | Budget Nettop HTPC, Configurations
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