amd athlon 4850e & 780g as htpc platform

Here’s an outsiders take on a good HTPC.  It’s definitely a decent hardware choice but it’s interesting to see no video playback benchmarks for an HTPC specific article…  Oh well.  Go take a look anyway.

Tweak Town

While hardcore make up a percentage, it’s not the biggest out there; office systems make up most of the PCs out there today, and coming up very close now is the Digital Home and Home Theatre PCs that are becoming a more common addition to the lounge room, this thanks to XP Media Centre Edition and Vista. Once a pipe dream using WMP to simply play back movies stored on the hard disk, we can now have a full PC setup with Digital TV tuner, Blu-ray, HD video playback all within a small form factor PC.