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#16
i have a hfx microM2 Case

http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/product...cro-bundle

Is the any mini itx passive boards that can do 1080p 3D

bought the case a while back but never got round to building and have since got a 3D TV

Cheers
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#17
diarmaidbrown Wrote:Is there any mini itx passive boards that can do 1080p 3D

not that i know of
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#18
Which group Dell Zino 410 belongs? I plan to buy it, but I am still looking for options (such as ASRock, but too expensive). I have LG 3d TV (passive 3d).
I appreciate your input.
Thanks.
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#19
Honestly, Dell Zino's are so pricey, i didnt want to include them,,,
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#20
Zino 410 is a bad choice. Old hardware for the money.
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#21
I'm in group 3, minus the hulu thing. However, I differ with you about the best solution. For me, the best solution in group 3 is a ION machine, hands down no discussion. The ATV1 will never perform as well and as solid as any ION machine.

To me, the use of an ATV1 can only be justificated because of 2 factors: it's very cheap (2nd hand) and/or you already had it.

But in my opinion, group 3 best served by is a ION machine too, as in group 4. Actually, I'd made group 3 and 4 just one group, and the apple tv 1 a .1 Tongue
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#22
poofyhairguy Wrote:Zino 410 is a bad choice. Old hardware for the money.

Thank. It will be interestng to build on for group #7. I hope it does not cost too much.
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#23
i can build a GROUP#7 HTPC with about ~$400
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#24
eskro Wrote:i can build a GROUP#7 HTPC with about ~$400

I cannot figure out that number. Would you enlighten me?
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#25
get something like this

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[CPU] Intel Pentium G840 Dual-Core 2.6GHz LGA-1155 65W ($85 + $0)
[MOBO] GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA-1155 SATA-III mITX ($95 + $0)
[GPU] PowerColor HD6450 1GB DDR3 64-bit Low Profile ($47 + $0)
[CASE+PSU] Apex MI-100 Black mITX 250W ($55 + $0)
[FAN] SilenX IXP-74-09 120mm 800RPM 38CFM 9dBA ($13 + $0)
[RAM] Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL7 ($38 + $0)
[SSD] Corsair Force 40GB 2.5" SATAII Trim Read:280MB/s Write:270MB/s ($90 + $0)
TOTAL: $423

* wants to play SD movies (DivX, XviD)
* wants to play DVD movies
* wants to play 720P movies
* wants to play 1080P movies
* wants to stream 1080P Hulu content
* wants to stream 1080P Netflix movies (Windows only)
* wants to Bistream HD-Audio
* wants to play 3D 1080P movies

enlighten'ed enough!?
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#26
eskro Wrote:get something like this

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[CPU] Intel Pentium G840 Dual-Core 2.6GHz LGA-1155 65W ($85 + $0)
[MOBO] GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA-1155 SATA-III mITX ($95 + $0)
[GPU] PowerColor HD6450 1GB DDR3 64-bit Low Profile ($47 + $0)
[CASE+PSU] Apex MI-100 Black mITX 250W ($55 + $0)
[FAN] SilenX IXP-74-09 120mm 800RPM 38CFM 9dBA ($13 + $0)
[RAM] Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL7 ($38 + $0)
[SSD] Corsair Force 40GB 2.5" SATAII Trim Read:280MB/s Write:270MB/s ($90 + $0)
TOTAL: $423

* wants to play SD movies (DivX, XviD)
* wants to play DVD movies
* wants to play 720P movies
* wants to play 1080P movies
* wants to stream 1080P Hulu content
* wants to stream 1080P Netflix movies (Windows only)
* wants to Bistream HD-Audio
* wants to play 3D 1080P movies

enlighten'ed enough!?

Thanks millions. It is my next project.
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#27
darkangellas Wrote:Thanks millions. It is my next project.

+1, it'll be a fantastic HTPC!!
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#28
eskro Wrote:* any of eSkRo's Builds + GT430 or HD6450
I am wondering why these particular video cards are the only video cards out there that support the 3d sbs modes we need?

What technically is limiting the on-board video from doing this? The answer will help me choose my hardware better, so thank you Smile
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#29
Thank you eskro for your wonderful post. This thread has summarised perfectly the needs for different groups of users.

I am looking to build an HTPC and i'm very new at this and need your advice. I should be under group 6 as i have a 5.1 HT system set-up already playing on BD player.

However on your other post, u noted that currently xbmc cant bitstream HD audio yet? It is very important for me that the HD audio gets to my AVR to decode so that i'll enjoy the 5.1 surround. What can I do?
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#30
you wont have issue with 5.1 DolbyDigital or DTS,,,

HD-Audio i meant --> 7.1 DolbyTrue-HD and DTS-HD Master..
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