Mini-PC's that offer muscle

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  1. Danny R

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    http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/02...815/index.html
    Put a latest generation Radeon All-In-Wonder in the AGP slot, and either a HDTV or higher quality sound card in the single PCI expansion, and you have a pretty powerful machine, thats nice and compact... perfect for HTPC.
    Firewire/USB 2 and LAN are built into the motherboard, so no extra cards needed there.
     
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    That Shuttle XPC SS51 is pretty amazing. It's only a matter of time before they come out with the FS41 (for AMD), I'm guessing. 1 More PCI slot would be great, so that you can get both the HDTV card and 2496 sound card.
     
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    I have the previous version (pre-AGP) SS50. Pretty good, but since it's cramped and heat is an issue, the fans are damn noisy. Like a giant Air Conditioner going in your home (noise)

    But overall pretty good. I may get this one and sell my SS50
     
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    The SS50 doesn't have the heatpipe if I am reading things right. That addition has made these models much better (and quieter).
     
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    When they get to making an AMD version w/ AGP, I'll definately jump on one.
     
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    That is REALLY cool!
     

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