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Silent, cheap (~$200) XBMC+Linux based HTPC
This is a description of an almost noiseless HTPC I built based on an ITX Atom/ION board, running XBMC and Linux. The Hardware I used is somewhat outdated now, but it is still available and cheap, providing excellent power consumption figures. I will give detailed instructions on how to build your own, with thoughts given to alternatives.