Recommended hardware for XBMC Live
b01 Wrote:Here is a list of the hardware I was going to try:

Here is a Newegg link: b01HTPC

I chose a ZOTAC GF8200-C-E ITX Board for AMD (Cheap powerful CPU), integrated Wi-Fi (leaves slot open for other stuff), 8GB DDR 1066 support, nVidia chipset and 8200-IGP GFX; This board has not been castrated due to sizeShocked. It is also reasonably priced compared to others in its class.

The case is not the greatest, but its affordable and has 250W PSU, very small form, so it looks nice and compact. I like the Antec Fusion, but its just a regular desktop advertised as a HTPC and over-priced.

The G.Skill ram performs well from previous experience and again is not insanely expensive.

I will try an 45W AMD X2 4850e 2.5GHz since it is low wattage, not sure if the stock fan will work, but I'll cross that bridge later.

The total is $276.97 so far, which I feel is pricey as this isn't even the whole system, but at least I will get all the features I want. These companies are REALLY over-pricing the cases and the motherboards. And most don't even have the full feature set.Eek
I went with the same CPU as you but with a Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 cooler, a Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H GF8200 mobo (same 8200 IGP).

Can I ask why you have so much RAM? Will it make that much of a difference with XBMC Live?
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[No subject] - by Tarantulas - 2008-11-28, 20:31
[No subject] - by eriksmith200 - 2008-12-03, 13:29
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[No subject] - by dannybullit - 2008-12-04, 13:22
[No subject] - by dannybullit - 2008-12-15, 13:56
My ITX idea - by b01 - 2008-12-15, 19:09
[No subject] - by dannybullit - 2008-12-16, 12:21
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