Just get a PCIe controller card to add more drives RU contemplating Raid or just extra Sata ** drives ?
You can get an inexpensive 2 port card your MB should have at least one unused Sata port or you can get a 4 port card or any number of controllers or configurations
a 4 port card
would give you at least 6 total devices maybe 7 depending on your existing MB .
I linked a low profile card in case you have a slimline box . there are plenty of other ones
you will want at least a Sata III spec card or Sata 6 if you plan on getting Sata 6 drives .
ofc then there is the 12V power supply issue for additional drives you may have to upgrade your power supply as well to get some additional wattage and more 12V rails. If you try to spin too many drives of an OEM PSU they might spin slower than spec and otherwise cause system instability ,file corruption or worse. You can probably run one extra drive as is any more maybe not .
Or maybe just get one or more 3 or 4 TB drive . Best way just get an NAS enclosure and stuff some some drives in it and network it. your new PC .
Cheapest way might be to put your components and upgraded PSU + controller card in a bigger case with some drive bays and stuff spme big 2+ TB drives in it
several ways t go about it NAS enclosure
ofc is best way.
Your link went to a printer or something so I'm assuming you bought a slimline dell Pentium or an something AMD A4*** desktop Plenty for an HTPC . playback and as for W8 the licence key is is tied to your motherboard.
If you are planing on ripping lots of DVD's to fill those HDD's you might want a 4 or 6 core AMD (A8 /A10 Apu ) or an Intel i3/i5 CPU and amd a4*** is going to be slow going the Pentium should be quite a bit faster.
IF your motherboard does not have HDMI out you might want to add an HD 6450
that way you will have HDCP output compatibility. HDCP is a copy protection system digital pathway between your graphics card or PC and your monitor or TV . The HD6450 will also have 1GB of of it's own Ram and also take some the load off of your CPU
a good inexpensive upgrade .
Sometimes a call to M$ can get you a new auth. if you change boards but you don't need a new board at this point .Edited by tubetwister - 11/30/13 at 2:00pm