Originally Posted by eaadams
Yes I've been looking at those HP Proliant's for a while. I'm waiting for an update and may jump on that.
But it isn't too much of a HTPC. I'd like minor HTPC use also.
There are a lot of guys using as HTPC duty...I guess it depends on how you intend to utilize it. It may not be a conversion or transcoding BEAST, but for file transfer, and storage...it works for my needs. The GPU in the 5450 will take the load off the CPU for video/audio...
I have spec'd a couple of builds using Assassin's guide, and this was my least expensive route...(I already had the 5450, and a 1tb drive...) I would still love to build a nice rig, but cannot justify spending the extra.
Right now, waiting to get the warranty repair on my Onkyo 807, so I can put my theater back in order, and see how it looks on my projector.