However, we are enthusiasts and like to spec and build or own systems. AMD Fusion is ideal for low power applications like HTPCs and NAS systems.
Software like Myth, XBMC, Boxee and Windows Media Centre can playback media from your local network or from the Internet to your TV.
Building a NAS and using UnRaid, FreeNAS or Windows Home Server allow you to share media over a network and if configured correctly can offer data protection via RAID and automatic backups.
Mini-ITX is a popular form factor for both NAS and HTPC applications and manufacturers have been quick to design mini-ITX products featuring AMD’s Bobcat APU and Hudson chipset.
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