I am currently working on a build for a new HTPC for my family which would largely be used for playing our collection of HD video files and music. Right now we don't need a blu ray drive since our HD is limited to digital files, the rest of the movie collection is on DVDs (tho I may upgrade it in the future).
I have not built an HTPC before so one of my concerns is making sure everything will fit in the case.
I am interested in the new llano apus but not sure if that is the best way to go. I've figured an approximate budget but there may be a little more headroom depending on what my parents are willing to spend but try to keep it undner $400.
Anyway, here is the sticky:
Approximate Purchase Date: next week or so
Budget Range: 300-400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: playing/ streaming HD video and music, minor web browsing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I like newegg but am willing to go anywhere, I live close to a Microcenter