Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media Center On the Cheap
Nov 05, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to cfiles
for this link. ]
"In the spirit of our Winter Upgrades theme this week,
this guide details how to turn a cheapo nettop (think netbook for
the desktop) into a killer settop box running XBMC. It handles
virtually any video file I throw at it with ease (including
streaming Blu-Ray rips from my desktop), it looks tiny next to my
Xbox 360, it's low energy, and it's whisper quiet.
"Acer AspireRevo: This $200 nettop ships with 1GB of RAM, an
Intel Atom 230 processor, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP (which we
won't use anyway), and an integrated graphics chip that handles HD
video and can output it to HDMI. It also comes with a small wired
keyboard and mouse, but once you're done here, you shouldn't need
either of them. Oh, and it's tiny."