When it comes to HTPCs, only the movie should be seen or heard
Subject: Systems | October 20, 2010 - 06:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The aesthetic choices made differ greatly between a high powered gaming machine and an HTPC. The gaming rig can be bog and loud and not interfere with its use; an HTPC is preferably tiny enough to be mistaken for a receiver and too quiet to hear. OCIA investigates the steps needed to make a silent HTPC in their new article. They start with the stylish Zalman HD 503 case and take you through the selection and assembly steps to get you the silent HTPC of your dreams.
"The HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computer) has become much more mainstream over the past several years. Once
only a component of true hardware / media enthusiasts, the HTPC is finding its way into the homes of millions
of average consumers thanks to the emergence of online video providers like Hulu, Netflix and iTunes.
Additionally, many cable television networks stream episodes of their hit shows on their websites and as we
all know, torrent sites are still very relevant. Throw in Blu-ray capability and you have a complete all-in-
one media center."
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