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
4Gb DDR3 Ram (Already have this)
1Tb WD Green Cavair HDD
Sony BC-5600S Slimline Blu-Ray ODD
150W PicoPSU & 150W Power Brick
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.