Hello Everyone. Thank you in advance for all your help. I am starting my first HTPC and i've been reading a ton over the last few weeks but still need guidance. I am starting with a computer with the following Specs and will be getting an HDhomerun when one goes on sale of my PC build is ready. Which ever is first.
My PC I will be using is a Dell Optiplex 390 with the following Specs:
Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 2 i5-2400 / 3.1 GHz
8GB DDR-3 1333MHZ
500.0 GB 7200RPM HDD
240.0 Watt PSU
Windows 7 64bit
Things i will be adding:
Another HDD for DVR storage. What specs should i be using?
Blu-Ray drive. any specifics on this?
I want my setup to be the HTPC for the main entertainment center, whole house DVR, movie streamer (netflix etc...), and blu ray player.
Please guide me along the way for any hardware changes i need to make. different graphics card? anything i need to watchout for?