Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2011 22:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yes, another item, right away. I'm on the hunt for a mini-ITX motherboard for use in a living room HTPC, and considering there's so much choice out there, I'm a little confused. Then I realised I have you people to help me out, and, well, one thing led to another.
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Building a NAS/HTPC
by stevenodb on Mon 8th Aug 2011 07:25 UTC
stevenodb
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2011-08-08

Thom,
I've been thinking about building (or buying) a NAS lately. The hardware I've selected for building it myself is based on a "ASUS E35M1-M Pro Zacate DDR3" and I believe it has HTPC value too.

Full specs can be found in my write-up (http://opdebeeck.org/blog/2011/07/22/the-problem-is-choice-building...). But I was sort of tilting towards a retail NAS box, as my TV is pretty much set up (Mac Mini, XBMC, AirServer, etc.)

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RE: Building a NAS/HTPC
by ducker on Mon 8th Aug 2011 13:57 in reply to "Building a NAS/HTPC"
ducker Member since:
2006-12-26

Astone 410 dt is about 120$ and uses 10w about 1$ per month compared to 100-300w or 10-30$ a month for a htpc Its fanless samba server dual tuner pvr and decodes 1080p mkv over a network

I highly recommend such devices as they take the pain and cost out of windows boot up faster .. Wd live playon etc are all similar but only astone has pvr as well

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RE[2]: Building a NAS/HTPC
by j-kidd on Mon 8th Aug 2011 15:36 in reply to "RE: Building a NAS/HTPC"
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

When idle, a E-350 system consumes about 10w.

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