Building an AMD A64 HTPC for $1000 guide @ Home Theater PC News

I just posted the article Building an AMD A64 HTPC for $1000 guide @ Home Theater PC News.

Well if
you have been thinking about your own home theater PC but, haven’t decided on
what to do yet, here is a nice guide written that may give you some
ideas. Most big screen sets now…

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Built mine for about £200 out of old parts. One question that always amazes me is why people build a supercomputer for an HTPC. 3.2ghz processor!!! c’mon. The heat and noise generated by all this makes it more like a pc than a home theatre device.

what’s the operating system? Ive been looking at some of the linux based ones on offer but which is the better?