I would like to build a low end PC to display a powerpoint based menu system for my cafe. I would like to drive a large (around 32-46") flat screen with HDMI and be able to download the presentation onto it via FTP. Sounds simple enough: Motherboard, small disk, wireless card, PS.
It will be single purpose, and cost is my primary consideration.
Its been quite a while since Ive done a system and am looking for advice on motherboards and other stuff I might not be aware of.
I know that the HDMI motherboards are out there, what graphics card capabilities do I need if I have an HDMI equipped MB?
Any help or advice (or even questions that Ive forgotten to consider) would be greatly appreciated.
So I built the system as outlined above, all purchased through Newegg except the HD (500G 7200 rpm barracuda) which I got for 59 from Staples...because I happened to be there. Used an old USB kbd and wireless mouse I had kicking around. It went together perfectly, booted right up, loaded with Win 7 ultimate and all is well. I configured the FTP server included. Open Office will drive the presentation system. Using a DVI-D - HDMI cable to a Pannie 46" Plasma.
BTW- the PSU didnt come with a power cord...no biggie. The R223 case is amazing and well cooled for the price.
Cant thank you enough for pointing me in the right direction, its been 10 years since I built a system and it was very gratifying to see this one whirring away.