39 months ago
I want to assemble a home theater PC to view high-definition content (Netflix, Amazon video, Sling TV streaming) using a wireless connection as wired is not an option. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium installation disc but can use a Linux distro instead. Other features I want would be to view OTA (Over-the-Air) channels using an internal/external TV tuner (USB preferred) with DVR functions. No gaming would be performed other than to play Sims 4. In my build, I did not include a dedicated graphics card as I am not sure if one is completely needed or not. A Blu Ray drive would be nice but not necessary. I already have basic peripherals such as the mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor (1080p, HDMI/DVI, internal speakers), and I'll add a sound card obviously. I want surround sound 5.1. Nothing spectacular but nothing insufficient. Also, you'll notice I did not add fans and the power supply may or may not be enough. Thank you. My budget is $300, though slightly more is acceptable. Feel free to make any changes to accommodate for a decent, budget HTPC that will last for years.