Cassini HTPC v2 here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/yUF
The main idea behind Cassini HTPC is a quiet, yet powerful PC used to play video with XBMC and take advantage of Steam's Big Picture mode. Cassini v2 served me quite well, but I bought a 1080p TV to replace the 720p and I moved to a Synology NAS (3TB RAID5) to store all my media and backups. With the Synology doing a fantastic job, the size of the GD06 case wasn't needed. With the increased resolution on the TV, the 5750 couldn't cut it.
I like the SG06, and wanted to make a little powerhouse this time around. I'm not an overclocker so I believe the H77 chipset and non-K CPU are a good match. Yes, an i7 is overkill. No, I don't care. The 3770S is a 65W TDP version of the 77W 3770, so I favored that for this small build.
PC is running Windows 8 Pro. Input is handled either by a Logitech Harmony 510 remote, Lenovo N5902, Lenovo MX Air mouse, or wireless Xbox 360 controller; depending on what the user is doing.
Case: $145.00 + $12.65 tax + FS |||| CPU, motherboard: $404.98 + FS |||| GPU: $235.98 + $20 MIR + FS |||| SSD: $214.99 + FS |||| RAM, cooler, PWM fan: $101.84 + $3.87 S/H |||| ODD: $44.99 + $18.99 S/H |||| Total = $1163.29
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz Quad-Core||$304.99||Directron|
|CPU Cooler||Prolimatech PRO-SAM17||$44.99||Amazon|
|Motherboard||Asus P8H77-I Mini ITX LGA1155|
|Memory||Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD||$139.99||Amazon|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB|
|Case||Silverstone SG06BB-450-USB3.0 (Black) Mini ITX Desktop w/450W Power Supply||$145.00||Amazon|
|Case Fan||Gelid Solutions FN-PX12-15 58.0 CFM 120mm||$8.98||OutletPC|
|Custom||Slimline ODD Adapter||$7.99|
|SONY BC-5600S BD-ROM Combo Slimline Slot-load ODD||$62.98|
|Windows 8 Pro x64|
|Western Digital Scorpio 320GB|
|Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.1GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||34.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||68.0° C|