Saturday, March 19, 2011

My new fanless build

Its been almost 2 years since my last htpc build, and I've got upgradeditis (a.k.a strong itch to upgrade a perfectly good htpc). My wife and 4 year old are very much used to the media center and I've not paid a cable/ satellite bill in almost 2 years (very happy, saved thousands!!!).

My new fanless htpc...
This time around I wanted the following features,
  • Silent system (absolutely no fans!!!)
  • Support for Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio (HD audio formats found on blu-rays)
  • SSD Hard Drive for the OS
  • Bigger 2TB Hard Drive (Allows for more HD recordings on the DVR)
  • Lower power consumption