You can replace just about every A/V component on the market with the new ASRock 4Core1333-FullHD HTPC motherboard.  Just about every type of signal you want encoded or decoded can be done on this fully loaded board, as well as some good gaming potential with the right expansion cards.  Virtual-Hideout can tell you all about this rock solid base to build a dream HTPC on.
“The latest motherboard to reach my test bench is the ASRock 4Core1333-FullHD HTPC Motherboard. The features it offers aren’t completely new yet it does support 1333 Front Side Processors right out of the box. Being a movie buff that enjoys a good movie, I also enjoy great sound to go with the movie even more. Compared to current A/V Component systems you can pick up at any Best Buy or Fry’s, the ASRock board offers up upgradeability and a more configurable Home Theater experience. This is a new kind of ASRock, so read on to see what kind of goodness we found.”

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