Are you looking to build or upgrade a home theater computer to take advantage of holiday deals? I’ve just published a collection of the best Amazon deals I could find. Get them before they’re gone.
This is not yet another buying guide, but it is a comprehensive resource on everything you need to know about HTPC components to make a buying decision. I have spent tens of hours to build this guide, so it will definitely save you a lot of research time.
Is it possible to build a silent Steam Machine and HTPC that is capable of 1080p gaming?
In this guide, I will show you how to build and configure a performance HTPC, from start to finish, that will achieve exactly this.
In this guide, I will show you from start to finish how to build a quiet mini-ITX system that will be suitable for playing full HD videos, listening to music and viewing your photos. This guide is based on my AMD Richland-based budget HTPC that I have built myself. You can also select components for the Intel Haswell-based budget HTPC with this guide.
So, you are ready to build your first HTPC, but only the thing holding you back on the build is choosing the right processor. Intel has recently released its Haswell desktop CPUs that bring some exciting improvements to media centers. On the other hand, AMD has also released their Richland refresh, so let’s have a look at the new features they bring to home theater computers.
In this post, I you will find the results of my recent poll about the best CPU for the 2014 HTPC builds.
Do you have an older HTPC system that needs upgrading, but you are not sure which components to replace to get the best value for your money? Or maybe your system is already more than adequate to play all the videos you have, but heat and noise are things that would be nice to reduce?
In this guide, I will highlight the key components you should consider upgrading to speed up your HTPC while making it quieter.