Hi everyone, I am planning to build a HTPC for my living room (first build). I don't want anything too fancy for now just a good base for possible future improvement.
I have used already several threads from the forum but I would like to have your direct opinion on my build.
Here are my details :
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: comming months
BUDGET RANGE: max 500 euros
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing Music + Videos (HD), Playing Music Online (radios,spotify..), Playing DVDs/Blurays, Internet browsing.
Thanks for your answer.
No I hadn't. But I see it has to be miniITX which makes me change the case (as you suggest in your build). The thing is I would like to keep a slightly larger case for future flexibility (tv tuner, other hdd,...etc). I guess the case I chose is one of my drivers for this reason and esthetics.
Is there any particular reason however for you to suggest the Zacate fusion APU ?
Ok thanks I see. I've tried to read diff. review of it on the net.
But so I guess this is really interesting if I want to go for a small form factor, very low power PC ?
Unless this is really worth changing my whole approach, I would like to stay with a slightly larger AV-like pc case. Any thoughts on the build I proposed ?
Oh I just saw that by online shop (www.4launch.nl) has just put online two mATX ASUS Zacate boards !! They are not available yet but can be pre-ordered (I guess they will be available in the coming weeks).
Do you think it is worth going for this option (+/-20€ less) instead of the intial one:
it depends. If you'l be just doing HTPC stuff (video, TV, etc) and maybe light web stuff and other basic tasks, the Zacate will be all you need. If you'll be burning Blu-Ray disks, gaming, or other things like that, you might want the X3's stronger muscle