“”The newest HTPC design to come out of Gigabyte is the ‘H971’ and it improves on the now somewhat outdated H663, in quite a few ways. The new version is a little bigger and implements a new style which is modern and subtly sophisticated, brings support for Core 2 Duo through the use of the Intel G965 chipset, adds in HDMI and HDCP support by means of a GeForce 7600GS graphics card and generally just brings it more up-to-date with the technology you’d expect this year.
Strap yourself in — if you’ve been looking to build or buy a stylish HTPC system for your lounge room that will last you for many years to come, read on. We’ll take a close look at the Gigabyte H971, what’s inside the system, how it looks on the outside and how it actually works as a home entertainment system along with what it is capable of doing – such as, if it can playback HD-DVD movies.””
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HTPC with Vista and HDMI HDCP
Gigabyte shows off their sense of style with the outside design of the H971 HTPC system. On the inside, it is powered by a E6400 Core 2 Duo and 1GB DDR2-533 on a Gigabyte 8IBGNBX-RH (Intel G965). The graphics are powered by a silent Gigabyte GeForce 7600GS, with an HDMI port, and is HDCP compliant. Drop by TweakTown for a full review of this powerful, pre-built HTPC.