Today I have found an interesting post about making your own AMD Fusion Home Theatre PC. It would be quite interesting if not one thing. They have proposed building an AMD Fusion powered Media Center for “ONLY” $775 (article is here)! What…? Are they building some super duper gaming computer or what? After further reading I could not believe as they have been trying to build the cheapest possible setup. They have even chosen parts that are not expensive comparing to others on the market – but their prices were really high!
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If you ever want to create a home theatre PC (also known as HTPC) then one of the hardest thing to choose is its case. This case should look like an A/V unit so that your PC actually shows that it is a small home theatre unit. There were various problems with finding these cases, either they are too much in weight, or doesn’t suit a persons likes and needs, so finding and purchasing a case is probably the toughest part.
Zotac NM10-E-E is the new mini motherboard based on Intel NM10 chipset and is compatible with the newest CPUs like Intel Atom dual-core units. Motherboard seems a good choice for users that are going to upgrade their mini pc systems with a little more powerful motherboard.
SemiAccurate has posted interesting news about Gigabyte H67 mini-ITX . Exact mini motherboard model is GA-H67N-USB3. It has the heatsink of the same style as other H67 and P67 boards. So what is so special in this motherboard? It sports twin HDMI ports! What for? I am really not sure… but I am sure it may have a lot of great usage scenarios – like displaying HTPC interface and some previews on on TV and the rest of the interface on another one… Would be cool – what do you think?
Are you still waiting for new mini-itx motherboards with new AMD Zacate chipset? There is quite a nice alternative that is already available on the market. If you want a powerful mini motherboard and do not want to wait any longer you may be interested in Foxconn H67S! What is so special in it? Mostly it can support LGA1155 Cote i5 and Core i7 processors and up to 16GB DDR3 at 1,066MHz! Moreover you can attach a one 16x PCI-E 2.0 card and use it for any purpose (this kind of CPU may be enough for most everyday computer usage types).
The changes are taking place in modern computers to make them more efficient and convenient to use. Contemporary AMD Platform in Mini Format is introduced to make them more useful and easy to handle. I was thinking to get an energy efficient system which could play 3D games. I counter a site “Xbit laboratories” containing articles about main boards. The article about Contemporary AMD Platform in Mini-ITX Format gave me the solution. This article contains complete information about the working of this system which comes with energy efficient AMD Athlon II processors.
Jetway Computer Corporation has recently released the latest Intel QM57 Mini-ITX Motherboard. It can support the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 mobile processors. The company is a renowned manufacturer of the motherboards designs. Some of the main features of this motherboard described at its released by the company are given blow. It comes with a very low profile CPU fan.
With the advances in technology, a lot of improved and up to date products are being introduced in the market. These products certainly have high specifications as the competition in the market is so intense. Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Cube Case is not so new in the market. Quite a few people are using this Case since its introduction I just came across a review about this product on a site named “Think Computers”. The review shows some of the major benefits of and characteristics of the product
When I firstly saw this case I decided that i must write about it. It has been introduced by people from LinITX.com and it looks for great choice for building mini home storage server (NAS) with huge capacity for all your media. This case will let you to build a storage server based on 4 Hot Swap 3.5″ SATA drive bays. Moreover there is one internal 2.5″ drive bay too for your OS. As you can see on the photos it looks like a professional server case that is different from its big cousins only by size.
Gigabyte has decided to promote their H55 Mini-ITX mini motherboard… so they has announced a contest. They have informed in their press release published on August 2, 2010 about overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the H55 Mini-ITX Contest. I am sure that a lot of over-clockers might be interested in it and it is a great way to make Gigabyte’s motherboard more popular. It can show potential buyers how powerful it may be. But there is a one catch…