It's been since a long time i've planned this build but i finally got the time to build it up. So i took the time and ordered the parts to assemble my own (HTPC). This build is mainly gonna be used for : -Music streaming over the home network server -Movies streaming over the home network server -Web Browsing ( Facebook, Youtube.. ) -Low-End Gaming Directly on my 40 inch Panasonic Tv sitting just in front of my bed ^ What i wanted was a small, fast, and realiable computer that could easily stream 1080p stuff to my Tv without spending too much money. This build is actually running in dual boot, OS X mountain lion 10.8.2. and windows 7 professional 64 bits. Both running XBMC for streaming my stuff. There is a list of everything working at the moment : • Dual monitor support (2x Hdmi and DVI) • On-board sound • Ethernet (wired) • Autosleep • USB 3.0 ports • HD4000 video • HDMI audio over HD4000 • Wake on Lan • Mac app Store • USB power on/off • Dual Lan • Dual HDMI • Bluetooth
*Wirless Lan Isnt working... but its not a problem for me because i have a network cable near my Tv setup.
For the part choice, i went with what i think was the best i could found for that price range.
CPU : i3-3225 with HD4000 MOBO : Gigabyte Ga-h77n-Wifi ( Less expensive then the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe, and offer the same options. ) RAM : G.Skill Rip.jawsx 2 x 2Gb 1600mhz stick. Had issues on windows with Corsair XMS3 2 X 2Gb 1600mhz Kit ( Infinite Boot Loop ) PSU : Corsair CX600M Modular 80+ ( Eventually gonna drop a 650ti boost in there... and at 50$ price point its not a waste of money even if its more then enough! ) HDD / SSD : Kingston V+200 Now 120Gb ssd, i had this one spare and i dosent need any storage since im streaming everything from the network server. ( Boot up time is 10 -20 sec on both OS ) DVD : LG Blu-Ray burner for 50$, cant go wrong. CASE : Lian Li PC-Q08B ( This case is a beauty, but i have to say that its not for a first time builder. Very very very hard to build with, + i've got issues with the dvd drive front bezel... )