HTPC Guide by

I love these types of articles, and it’s always interesting to see how other websites approach this ever popular HTPC biz we so love.


I will examine each of these in more detail in the following pages. You
may be somewhat surprised to see the motherboard so low on the list.
Most of the time you’ll see that as one of the defining criteria for a
computer, especially on a performance-oriented site such as OCC.
However, in the case of an HTPC the motherboard must meet the criteria
that the other components define. Such things as SATA ports and PCI
slots as well as layout of the board become critical as opposed to
minor annoyances.