A multipurpose HTPC with style
Subject: Systems | April 4, 2006 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP's newest system review examines a fully built HTPC, the Polywell Mini-Box2 939NP. Not only does the case masquerade as a stereo component, this little guy will play 3D games with AA enabled. Check it out.
"Polywell's Mini-Box2 platform, based on the Aspire X-QPACK SFF chassis, has the capacity to be
very flexible with multiple configurations available for sale, from basic productivity to a
full-fledged Media Center. The system that was assembled for this evaluation is a version of the
SoHo Mini-Box2 variant, with an added EVGA 6800 GS for better graphics performance. A good
mid-range card, the 6800 GS has recently been seen in another evaluated system, the Velocity
Micro Gamer's Edge 1500. In that previous evaluation, the 6800 GS helped the Gamer's Edge achieve
extremely balanced performance in game play. Theoretically, we should see some of the same
performance we have come to expect out of this configuration. If you're looking for something
more powerful for newer games on the horizon, the 7900 GTX is available as an option on the
online configurator. Absent from the available video card choices, however, is the 7600 GT"
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- SilverStone SG01
Evolution Sugo SFF Case Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
- Kingwin Supernova HTPC Enclosure Review @ Virtual-Hideout
- Zalman HD-160 and Accompanying Products @ AnandTech
- RS482 Infinity @
- AVerMedia AVerTVHD MCE A180 HDTV PCI TV Tuner Review @ Bigbruin.com
- PC Club Empower
Media Center Xpress EN-MX1 PC @ Designtechnica
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