Guess I'll bite and fill this out. Currently running 4 HTPCs, all very close in specs.
1. What operating system do you use?
a. Windows 7 32 bitb. Windows 7 64 bit
c. Windows XP
d. Mac OS
2. What platform do you prefer?
a. AMD CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Llano with 3D capability)
b. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge with 3D)
c. Intel CPU with integrated GPU (i.e. Sandy Bridge without 3D)
d. AMD CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
e. AMD CPU with discrete NVidia graphics cardf. Intel CPU with discrete ATI graphics card
g. Intel CPU with discrete NVidia graphics card
3. How much RAM do you use?
b. 2GBc. 4GB
4. Do you use a SSD for your OS?
a. Yes, SATAII
b. Yes, SATAIIIc. No
5. How much storage do you have internally in your main HTPC?
a. 30-64GB for OS mainly
c. 500GB - 1TB
d. 1TB - 2TBe. 2TB - 3TB
f. 3TB - 4TB
g. More than 4TB
5. How much storage do you have connected via your network, server or NAS to your main HTPC?
b. 500GB - 1TB
c. 1TB - 2TB
d. 2TB - 3TB
e. 3TB - 4TB
f. 4TB - 8TB
g. 8TB - 12TB
h. 12TB - 20TBi. 20TB - 30TB
j. More than 30TB
6. What do you use as your front end (more than one answer is allowed for this question)?
a. WMCb. WMC + Media Browser
f. My Movies
g. Media Portal
7. Is bitstreaming HD Audio important to you?a. Yes
8. What size HTPC do you use?
b. Micro-ATXc. Full ATX
9. Do you have an optical drive in your main HTPC?
a. Yes, bluray
b. Yes, DVDc. No
10. How is your HTPC connected to your network/internet?a. Wired
b. USB Wireless
c. PCI/PCI-e Wireless
d. Its not connected
11. How large is your PSU?
a. 60-80 watts
b. 80-120 watts
c. 120-380 wattsd. 380-450 watts
e. 450-600 watts
f. More than 600 watts
12. Do you use your HTPC as a DVR?a. Yes, with a cablecard device
b. Yes, with a OTA tuner device
13. What was the total cost of the hardware (excluding the OS) for your main HTPC?
a. $300 or less
b. $300 - $400c. $400 - $500
d. $500 - $600
e. $600 - $800
f. $800 - $1000
g. $1000 - $1500
h. More than $1500
14. Do you do gaming on your HTPC?
a. Yes, emulator (non-intensive graphics) gaming only
b. Yes, including modern intensive graphics gamingc. No, none at all
15. How long do you expect that your HTPC hardware will remain "usable" and "upgradeable"?
a. 1-2 years
b. 2-3 years
c. 3-4 years
d. 4-5 yearse. 5-10 years
Currently one of the HTPC's is 5 years old, only getting a new video card to allow bitstreaming of the lossless codecs, all others are built on SB i3 cpus. It may just be sentimental reasons, or the room it is in, but I actually prefer the older HTPC over the others for some weird reason. It's probably all the time I spent getting everything working exactly the way I wanted it.