Project HTPC officially began this weekend, well I say that, but it’s still in the preliminary, fact finding / requirements gathering / discovery phase… however the first physical work was undertaken, so I’m taking that as the start of the project.
You have no idea what I’m rambling about do you?
HTPC stands for Home Theatre PC – and as you can see from the above photo, there is already a PC – however it is a relatively old and clunky P4 system that just can’t keep up with modern HD media standards – so it’s time to gut the beast and perform upgrade surgery.
Shouldn’t be too much of a hard task, however I’m going to have to be doing this on a tight budget, what with Christmas just around the corner and a recent trip over to Ozland that i’m still paying off…
I’m hoping to keep a log of decisions and executions on this very blog, so if you’re interested, stay tuned!
I’m wanting to run Windows Media Center so i’ll have to see what’s what, but current thinking is maybe a nice cheap i3Core system…