basically im looking for a small quiet efficient computer to run windows 7 media center as a headless server (not plugged into anything but power and network) but it has to be able to do x264 decoding and also needs to be faster than say 1.8ghz dual core so it can decode freeview hd. I will connect to it with a media extender.
I just want something (formfactorwise) like this http://www.playtech.co.nz/upload/200809031025221.jpg
that would sit on my tv cabinet perfectly make hardly any noise, it's tiny and wouldnt have any heat issues.... but it doesn't have x264 decoding and an atom 1.6 probably isn't fast enough to decode freeview (by around 200mhz on each core)
Can anyone make any recommendations?