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"Our selection criteria were the following:

"micro-ATX or mini-ITX form factor
Size usually matters with a HTPC, few people would want a big tower case in their living room, not to mention the WAF (wife acceptance factor). Also most HTPC specific cases are designed for these form factors.

"Nvidia GeForce 8200/8300 or 9300/9400 series on board GPU
Nvidia's closed-source Linux drivers are currently the best choice for video play-back in the Linux world, as they support hardware assisted video playback, which is at it's best with the 8x (for AMD) or 9x (for Intel) series cards, using the VDPAU API.

"an on-board HDMI and/or DVI video out port
The best choice for connecting to your HD-TV, projector or AV receiver"

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