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"Enough about software, let’s talk about Hardware. Hardware wise, building a Home Theater PC is a completely different animal compared to building a gaming rig or distributed computing machine. Simply put, we’re building a PC that will connect to a TV, be controlled by a remote control and pump audio and video to your home theater. Normally important factors like cost, performance and heat, take a back seat in a HTPC, to two often ignored factors, power efficiency and noise. Things like cost, performance and heat generally are not an issue with a HTPC because we don’t need use cutting edge components to do what we want. We just need a solid machine that can run for long periods of time without breaking the bank in power costs. I liken it to a game machine being a thoroughbred racehorse and a HTPC being a work horse that just does what needs to be done without a whole lot of fuss."

 

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