Build the Ultimate HTPC

The following HTPC will be ultra-fast, sleek and aesthetically pleasing, and silent. All components will integrate seamlessly. After doing a tremendous amount of research and quite a bit of trial and error, this is what I have come up with.

Tips: Install the power supply fan side up. The power supply will be 1 SATA power plug short. You need to order a Molex to SATA adapter.

  • SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)

  • SiliconDust HDHomeRun DUAL High Definition Digital TV Tuner HDHR3-US (Black)

  • Silverstone ST45SF 450 watts SFX form factor power supply

  • Ortek Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control

  • Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core BX80637I53570K

  • Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600

  • Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache

  • Western Digital WD Scorpio Black 750 GB 2.5" hard drive

  • Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM)

  • ASRock LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Z77M


My HTPC is also used to host a variety of services. If you're using yours purely as an HTPC, you would be fine with 4-8GB of RAM, an I3, and Windows 7 Home. Best home theater pc build. HTPC build. DIY HTPC build. Home theater. Windows Media center computer. Media Server build tutorial.