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Intel's current processors are not bad in that department either. The D510 has a maximum TDB of 13w and makes an excellent SOHO server CPU.
 

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Finally usefull in the living room.

It is about time that intel processor tech caught up with arm based home entertainment equipment and is no longer little more than a power sucking leaf blower. I decided to order a thermaltake element Q with 200 watt fanless for my D525 based atom board.

200 watts is overkill but having a ps that can handle much more power than my miniITX will ever use means that it will run cooler because it has a large heat sink and is designed to circulate the heat by convection the same as the little board.

With a 500 gig laptop 5400 drive for storage and an ssd for os and primary work, it will be completely silent. It is about time that the manufactures started to seriously consider this important side of the market and not just the gamer end of things.

Beauty of this little setup is that I will be able to stream live high def audio to the net. Or even transcode it to lower bit rate and stream it on the fly.

With the higher end stuff coming out I am sure that it would do high def video streams and still be reasonably cool and quiet.
 
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