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dechenko1993
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:29 am    Post subject: Mac Mini Reply with quote

I am wanting to purchase a used Mac Mini for use as a HTPC using KODI.

I have been looking at the used Mac Mini being sold by Powermax:
https://www.powermax.com/productcategory/used-macs-intel-mac-mini

Has anyone built a HTPC using a Mac Mini and will a Core 2 Duo model have enough compute to do the job?


https://www.powermax.com/productcategory/used-macs-intel-mac-mini
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very little processing power is needed unless you are going to be converting formats. Get at least 2GB ram. Your biggest concern would be with disk space to store videos. Plan on installing a bigger drive than what ships with it. With these older minis it is difficult to open the case to install upgrades.

I used a core 2 duo for a while - eyeTV and tried PLEX with no issues.

Here is a story where they used one of these.
http://www.htguys.com/mac-mini-video-server
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:10 am    Post subject: Mac Mini Reply with quote

Great thanks saul.

I will order one from
https://www.powermax.com/productcategory/used-macs-intel-mac-mini

I really like the 4 months warranty on the refurbished models. Their customer feedback seems quite good too!
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