The other boardrooms were in use but actually we have PC's off the carpet in those using a simple plinth. I don't know why this one had no plinth!
Anyway, here's another way to look at it:
1) Furniture is really expensive and lasts for a long, long time. My stuff
is cheaper than most (Gloss MDF with glass instead of real wood) but it cost me around £490/$650
2) Computer cases are cheap. $100 gets you a decent HTPC case that will fit the furniture.
Buy the furniture you want/can afford and then move your HTPC into a form-factor that fits your furniture.