About every 5 years or so I get an itch to build a computer. Well, with great after holiday flat screen sales, I decided to get a TV for the bedroom and to build a custom home theater pc (HTPC). Building computers has always been fun, even if it can get a little stressful.
In my opinion, building computers is the best way to learn about computers. As a web developer, I don’t have to worry about the hardware that goes into a computer. However, I have a better idea of how servers work and how certain things can go wrong or cause problems.
This time around I went with the Antec NSK2480 case. It’s a little bigger than the average micro ATX case, but it was made to run cool and quite. A lot of detail and thought went into wire organization (great for my OCD tendancies) as well as padding between hard drives and the top panel to minimize any vibrations.
The rest of the hardware:
- Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L
- Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 HDMI
- Intel Celeron E3200 Wolfdale
- Crucial RAM
- Scythe Mini Ninja
I also purchased a wireless logitech joystick and a Cideko Air Keyboard. So the only wires are to the tv and to the power.