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TeflonDog's Avatar TeflonDog 06:19 PM 08-23-2013
Is there ANY word on when the AMD version is going to be available?

TornadoTJ's Avatar TornadoTJ 10:45 AM 09-12-2013
Is there anything wrong with using one of the cheaper Celeron models for HTPC duties?
Gigabyte GB-XM14-1037 is $199.
Intel BOXDCCP847DYE is $165 (I know, not a Brix, but a contender)

Just looking for a simple client to stream from my server. Windows 7.
assassin's Avatar assassin 10:49 AM 09-12-2013
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

Is there anything wrong with using one of the cheaper Celeron models for HTPC duties?
Gigabyte GB-XM14-1037 is $199.
Intel BOXDCCP847DYE is $165 (I know, not a Brix, but a contender)

Just looking for a simple client to stream from my server. Windows 7.

Not sure about a Win7 machine but plenty of people using the celeron version and openelec for XBMC with 2 gb ram and a usb flash drive for the OS drive.
TornadoTJ's Avatar TornadoTJ 10:56 AM 09-12-2013
Has to be Windows 7. My FiOS TV is all tuned by an HDHR Prime. Wife insists on having TV available. Sorry I did not specify this in the original post.

That's a cool idea, booting off USB for a streamer.
assassin's Avatar assassin 11:19 AM 09-12-2013
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Has to be Windows 7. My FiOS TV is all tuned by an HDHR Prime. Wife insists on having TV available. Sorry I did not specify this in the original post.

That's a cool idea, booting off USB for a streamer.

I haven't tested the Celeron specifically with Windows and WMC. Maybe someone else has.

Maybe talk to Stardog: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/30#post_23033374
StardogChampion's Avatar StardogChampion 12:30 PM 09-12-2013
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I haven't tested the Celeron specifically with Windows and WMC. Maybe someone else has.

Maybe talk to Stardog: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460922/assassins-intel-nuc-review/30#post_23033374

When I first got a Celeron 847 motherboard (Biostar version) I put together a PC with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Windows 7. I hooked it up to the bedroom TV where there is a G620 system so my observations compare to that. This PC was connected to my GigE network via Cat 5e.

It ran Windows pretty well though the interactions in Windows felt a bit slow to me. Unzip is very slow. Starting programs seemed slow. WMC ran fine, moving through menus, etc. Live TV looked fine as well. I didn't notice any slowness in channel changing or the guide (HDHR3-CC tuner on the network). On the video playback side it played anything and everything -- all the high-bit rate samples I could find -- and looked very nice on my 50" plasma. Netflix HD played through the WMC plugin (Silverlight) which was remarkable since this was the first SoC to do so. CPU utilization was 85-90% and it did get hot but nowhere near the top end of 100C. I used the movie Firefly as the test and watched the whole thing. There was not one glitch. XBMC's internal player (Eden or Frodo) didn't work at all, either with or without DXVA. Launching an external player solved that issue.
captain_video's Avatar captain_video 01:55 PM 09-12-2013
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Not sure about a Win7 machine but plenty of people using the celeron version and openelec for XBMC with 2 gb ram and a usb flash drive for the OS drive.
Has anyone been able to install Windows 7 and various apps on a bootable USB flash drive and run them from there? A 64GB USB flash drive should be large enough for the task. I'm curious as to whether the Windows installation disk will recognize the drive as an available drive for installing the OS.
Bryman31's Avatar Bryman31 07:59 PM 10-24-2013

i just joined the forum here mainly because of a google search on this exact same setup.......looks like its been several weeks, hows this setup going? 

 

 

ive got the exact same box......ive got a 3td WD Red drive....and ive got about 200 movies on it so far..........i have yet to get the computer mainly because just this week the new BRIX model hit newegg and the new NUC models should be following soon after...... figure ill wait a few weeks.........


Bryman31's Avatar Bryman31 07:40 PM 11-05-2013

bump for update?


GuyLR's Avatar GuyLR 08:02 AM 01-09-2014
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Is there ANY word on when the AMD version is going to be available?

Finally Newegg is showing an AMD based BRIX GB-BXA8-5545 with a 19W Richland A8-5545M for pre-order. It should be just a little more powerful than the low end Haswell equipped GB-BXi3-4010. It's also $40 cheaper and will be released at the end of January. Still no Kabini versions yet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856164009
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