Search found 3 matches

by Kurotetsu
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go
Replies: 15
Views: 11287

Re: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go

Any special reason you're going for the ION? Because you can get 785G+Athlon II X2 or GF9300+Celeron E3xxx/Pentium E5xxx for the same price as an ION board. Power consumption isn't going to differ much, either. Well, right now I'm interested in a standard Atom board + Broadcom Crystal HD, but to an...
by Kurotetsu
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Home Theater Discussion
Topic: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go
Replies: 15
Views: 11287

Re: My First NVIDIA Ion Mini-ITX HTPC Build - Learning As I Go

I've always wanted to DIY an HTPC to stream stuff from my PC, though the overall always scared me off. I wonder, how does Atom + Ion compare to Atom + Broadcom Crystal HD? I figure the savings gained from not going with an Ion chipset might make it more enticing, but is playback performance affected...