With all those features while I could suggest a nice base unit it still would require the builder (you, not me) to figure out how to get all that stuff to work smoothly.
For me I would not do this but try out things like an Apple TV for the movies on the big screen. The rest could be back on the PC.
I have to write that installing Windows, even the latest has requirements that I find many not ready or surprised by. For example if I write that you may need to install Intel's RST app you as the seasoned builder would not respond with what is that. If you do, I fear you will be on a long sleigh ride for some time.
My wife and I are purchasing a house in the near future and I'm keen on building a media centre for the lounge area. I want to build one instead of purchasing because i like the thought of playing games, watching videos and listening to music from the one device.
I've been on eBay and browsed for various components such as the PC Tower, motherboards, sound and video cards etc However, I'm not 100% sure if I'm seasrching for the right equipment for the application.
Is there anyone that could give some advice, info/specs on what would be suitable?
So I'd like the PC Tower, housing possible 2 hard drives, Tv Tuner, Wi-Fi ready, Fm Reciever card (I've only read about these so i can only hope they are real) HDMI out and possibly 5.1 channel sound.. I'm not sure what type motherboard to use and the CPU and graphics card, obviously we'd like no freezing or glitches so whatever if going to work best for this.
Any advice, tips and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance