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4 years ago#1
I want to make this thing silent. I'm replacing an eebox which was pretty much silent, but sucked at handling HD video.

Requirements are that it handles HD video, 7.1 surround (5.1 would be acceptable, this isn't my main rig) and 2 monitors. Does not need to do any gaming at all.

Suggestions? I'm not a hardware enthusiast so I need some help here please!
Thrash Zone
4 years ago#2
Any size requirements? Is a mid tower ok? Or do you want something smaller?
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4 years ago#3
anything is fine. smaller is better.
Thrash Zone
4 years ago#4

It's up to you to pick the HDD and Optical Drive.
4 years ago#5
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4 years ago#6
Well that gives me a start... thanks!

Any additional tips or opinions are welcome.
Thrash Zone
4 years ago#7
Get a Projector and paint a wall if you can.
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4 years ago#8
Resistance1 posted...
Get a Projector and paint a wall if you can.


A projector is one of the best (if not the best) home-theater investments you can make.
That's what I think, anyway.
4 years ago#9
I'm used to a little eebox that has virtually no sound so I'm just worried that some of these will be too distracting.
Thrash or be Thrashed
4 years ago#10
Have you looked into Raspberry Pi? I don't know much about it, but I know it supports HD video. You'd have to do more research on 7.1 and 2 monitors.
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