- Intel Core i3 550
- Gigabyte H57 micro ATX motherboard
- 4GB g-skill DDR3 memory
- 64GB Zalman SSD HDD
- HDPLEX H10.ODD fanless case
- 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD (pulled from my home server)
- LG Blu-ray/ HD-DVD drive (reused from the old htpc)
- HD HomeRun Network dual TV Tuner (connected to my antenna)
I reused the old hdhomerun, blu-ray drive and pulled a 2TB drive from my home server for this build.
The Fanless HTPC Case
Finding a good quality fanless htpc case, that works, and looks good is tough. I found a case vendor that specializes in fanless htpc cases, http://www.hd-plex.com.
For some reason they never seem to have any in stock, but after repeated requests, Larry at HDPLEX, finally sent me one, and has been very helpful so far.
I like this case's extremely simple and beautiful design. Its slim, the power switch is on top and there are no distracting lights on the front panel.
|H10.ODD fanless case from http://www.hd-plex.com|
The installation instructions were very clear and precise, and printed on color glossy paper. It took me about 3 hours to finish the hardware install and get it up & running with windows 7.
I had trouble installing the hard drives, since the screws come in from below the case(& I placed the drive the wrong way), but after messing with it, I finally figured it out.
|My logitech harmony remote next to it|
|Ports galore - hdmi, usb3, esata etc|
- More stuff later....