I have recently found out about HTPCs, and I think they are awesome. I've only known about them for 3 days, and been researching them: how much they cost already built, how to build your own and how much it cost to build your own. Although I think these things are cool, and want to have something I built (which I can still do in a desktop), I don't see the practical use of building one of these.You can buy a big TV, HDMI adapter and have a awesome gamming desktop instead. It seems like most HTPCs I've seen built, is just a computer put in a cool but tiny box.
So I ask, as a person who thinks HTPCs are cool. What do you gain using a HTPC system, instead of a awesome gamming desktop?????
I would be using it to game mostly, but also watch movies, among other things.