Almost as cheap as possible is the idea here, the intel route I would go would add 100+ easily to the build and I just can't swing that right now.
My biggest concern is ease of use, is the amd route stable and fairly problem free once set up correctly? (pretty much 99% XBMC)
Here is what I have so far.
I know the case is ugly but it will be mostly out of sight and has room for 5 HD's per assassins hardware guide, It would be nice to store a lot of my media locally on the machine. 3TB HD's down the road.
Thanks in advance guys.
I already own a few hard drives that I will use for now until I can free up some funds for a SSD primary drive. Other than a hard drive and input devices (those can wait too) Cheapo walmart mouse and keyboard for now will work. Am I missing anything?