Mini-itx build for Mediaportal Client

Discussion in 'General' started by elsmandino, June 4, 2011.

  1. elsmandino

    elsmandino Portal Pro

    Joined:
    March 3, 2011
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    Home Country:
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Show System Specs
    Hello,

    I am looking to build a dedicated MP Client to stream from my server.

    I want to keep things as small/quiet/efficient as possible (i.e. using an Mini-itx mobo) and have narrowed things down to either one of the E-350 boards or one of the Sandybridge boards with an i3-2100T.

    I currently have an Acer Revo Aspire R3610 which is pretty sluggish and I am worried that as the E-350 setup is not massively more powerful, a client built on this might also be a bit too slow to use in my living room.

    A client built on Sandybridge would be much more responsive (and more expensive, granted) but have read that the on-chip graphics (HD2000 for the 2100T) cannot sync 1080p properly.

    Would be really grateful for advice on best ideas for the build.

    Thank you.


     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. furnibird
    • Premium Supporter

    furnibird Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    March 15, 2008
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    61
    Occupation:
    Lithographic Printer
    Location:
    Sydney
    Ratings:
    +61 / 0
    My new build running GREAT

    i3-2100T
    H67M-ITX AsRock Motherboard
    4GB Kingston DDR3 RAM
    1tb WD SATA 3 Caviar Blue 7200rpm HDD
    Silverstone SG06 Black Case
    Avermedia Twinstar DVB-T Dual HD Digital TV Tuner USB
     
Loading...

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.

             

  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!