Tag Archive for 'Media Center'

Thermaltake Element Q Mini-ITX Chassis Reviewed (again…?)

Thermaltake’s latest offering has been reviewed again. If you still don’t know it is compact and power-efficient. The unit’s small size and low power consumption are key features, although its minimalist design allows for limited expansion, and there is only enough room to fit an Mini-ITX board. However, few features help to keep the cost down: at $64.99 at www.amazon.com, the Element Q is a steal.

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Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe reviewed

Just a few days ago I have been writing about new mini motherboard from Asus called ASUS AT5IONT-I. But we can not forget that the previously introduced Asus AT3IONT-I Deluxe is already on the market and is a real good piece of hardware for every HTPC enthusiast. So if you do not want to wait any more for AT5IONT-I and you are considering buying its previous version (that I may highly recommend by myself) I have a good news for you! Thanks to “neoseeker” you may read a review of AT3IONT-I Deluxe and see some performance tests.

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Echo III – little powerful computer?

Puget Systems has announced their new computer in Mini-ITX form factor called Echo III. It has been packed into Lian-Li‘s PC-Q08 Mini-ITX case to fit small but powerful ZOTAC H55ITX-A-E mini motherboard and keep it cool. Computer may be equipped with Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processor. Moreover it may be configured with up to 8GB of memory, powerful Radeon HD5970 or GeForce GTX 480 and up to 2TB of standard HDD or 256GB SSD drive (or even both!) + a Blu-ray player or writer. Continue to ‘Echo III – little powerful computer?’

Building Silent 1080p Full HD Media Center HTPC. Part 1.

If you want to build your own HTPC and you are still not sure about it’s components, you are in the right place. Nowadays when you build your own media center most probably you will demand from it at last these points:

  • To be silent (do not disturb you in everyday life and when you watch movies)
  • To look elegant or to be totally hidden (mounted on back of your TV)
  • To be capable to play Full HD movies (1080p resolution)

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