Dual-Core Media Center PC Buildup
ExtremeTech's Dual-Core Media Center PC (Via HTPCnews) | Loyd Case at ExtremeTech is doing a Dual-Core Media Center PC build.
“While the CPU is certainly important, a lot of the work in a home theater PC is offloaded to other components to a certain degree. If you're using hardware-based TV cards (whether digital or analog) and an audio card with hardware DSP, then the CPU becomes less of an issue. Still, the processor can get pretty busy just managing system chores when you're trying to capture multiple video streams in DVR mode. So we decided we wanted a dual-core processor.”