I was looking on building a custom HTPC (inc Custom Case). I've narrowed down my spec as follows and would appreciate any comments/suggestions.
My budget is pretty flexible and it use will be (initially) a media PC to sit under my TV. Down the line I'll probable look to build a media server to store all my HD/SD films etc and stream it to the HTPC.
My current chosen spec:
Zotac H55-ITX Mobo I3-530 CPU 4Gb DDR3 Ram (Already have this) 1Tb WD Green Cavair HDD Sony BC-5600S Slimline Blu-Ray ODD 150W PicoPSU & 150W Power Brick
What do you guys think?
Thanks In Advance
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That setup would work just fine for a HTPC. The i3/H55 is kind of the new standard for HTPC systems.
any ideas on how good the stock cooler on the I3 is....as i'm planning a custom case i was hoping to utilise as few fans as possible to keep the noise - possibly even try and run it all passive if feasible.