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Aug 29, 2013
Thinking about building a "off to the side" pc. Something that will just be used for lightweight stuff. Skype, security software controlling a couple of HD webcams, other small applications etc, video processing (not looking for something to do it fast, just something to do it). Just something that can be used to declutter my current main pc and it would be nice to have a second PC for all the advantages that entails.

My questions are...

1. I need some kind of basic mixer (?) so both audio feeds from both pcs would get to my ears. Three audio inputs should do it. Any suggestions? I do have a pretty good audio card so I don't want it to degrade the quality at all.

2. What type of processor should I be looking at? Intel or AMD? Needs to be able to handle 2 hd webcam streams with enough left over power to watch a hd youtube video with no problems.

2.5 Graphics? On the processor, or the MOBO or dedicated? Or do I need to not worry about that at all and worry more about the processing power?

3. Should I go Mini ITX? Never had any experience with them so thought it might but something different and fun to play about with. Or is it not worth it?