I've had a couple of inquires from customers (really employees of businesses we service) on HTPCs. These folks are relatively tech savvy but are looking to buy not build - so lets not get over zealous. Also keep in mind I'm looking to make a profit, not give a brother in law deal. Not saying I need to make a lot off of these potential builds, just make it worth the time. Note these are pure HTPCs, should be no gaming whatsoever.
Initial build thoughts
Case: Apex MI-008
Mobo: ASRock A75M
Ram: 4GB HyperX
OS Drive: Kingston SSD v300
That brings the total to $275. Add an optical drive (DVD or Blu Ray depending on their needs), a storage drive (if needed), tv tuner (if needed) and a good wireless keyboard and the total should come somewhere below $425.
This is a mITX build, I have seen several mATX HTPC cases as well for those who have a bit more space in their entertainment center.
Any upgrades/downgrades/cost saving considerations?