I'm considering building an HTPC for movies and music only.
At the moment i have an Optoma HD87 (similar to Optoma HD 8600), and i intend to update it next year to an JVC RS500/RS600.
As such, the idea would be to start with a minimum HTPC that can handle my requirements until then.
All content is stored in a NAS and accessible through a gigabit network, and its mostly composed of 1080P blu-rays 1:1.
The plan would be to start with this minimal build, and upgrade to a future GTX 2050/60, to be able to handle all the requirements for a 4K madVR experience.
I followed the considerations of this topic, in order to choose the best value/priced components that wouldn't compromise a future upgrade.
The main components for this build are:
CPU/GPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G - 135€ here
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-GAMING 3 - 70€ here
RAM: Ballistix Sport LT 1x8GB DDR4, 2666 MT/s - 87€ here
Disk: Transcend 64 GB M.2 SATA III SSD Type 2260 - 50€ here
Power Supply: Seasonic S12II 520W - 56€ here
Case: SilverStone SST-GD09B - 80€ here
A total of 478€ for the core components.
System builder details here
, could you please have a look at this to check if i'm missing any thing?