Just helping out on a build for a friend but it's been a few years! Appreciate any comments on this build. He's cool on the price but, I'm just wondering if that mobo is ideal for an htpc? Also, is that the best i5 variant or does it not matter much? Any other alternatives for the IR receiver or is the Hauppauge kit best?
He doesn't need bluray or tv tuners or serious gaming capability.