I would like to build a HTPC for playing back HD 1080 flash video via a browser. I understand that adobe flash 10.x for Linux does not make use of hardware acceleration via the GPU, which is why I would like to build a HTPC which is able to playback 1080 HD flash files from a web browser smoothly relying on the CPU and not relying on the GPU.
So far, I have read on 2 sites (cant remember which) that the E6700 is not good enough.
So my question here is, without relying on the GPU, how can I get smooth 1080 HD flash videos directly from the web browser? I have a 50Mb broadband line, which I think is enough to stream 1080 flash files.
p.s. It should also be able to play back 1080p smoothly from bluray, avi, practically any source of 1080p smoothly.