I have decided to set up a SFF in my living room which I intend to have three purposes:
Act as a dvd player
Act as a CD player
Use HD to store ripped cd collection
Basic web stuff, particularly Napster
I can use the main tv in the room as monitor so wont need to bother about that. I had intended setting up sound either through an amp then on to normal hi-fi speakers or via a 5.1 or 3.1 home theatre set up. Can anyone suggest a suitable shopping list for this pc? I have built bigger pc's but dont know where to start in terms of SFF stuff. As a starting point I had thought that a shuttle barebones may be appropriate?
Suggestions and advice very much appreciated.
In terms of expenditure I dont need to shell out big bucks for the latest stuff, just enough to serve the purpose decently.
edit: found a good resource guide at arstechnica
, seems I can do a lot more with a home theatre set up in a small machine than I was aware of.