About to build my first HTPC and I've got a lot to learn. I've only ever built gaming rigs, which are pretty much as simple as: set budget, figure out where you're willing to make sacrifices and buy the best stuff you can within that budget. The HTPC world has a lot more going on with it. Just learned about Kodi, I keep seeing the word Plex come up (gotta look into that) and lots of other stuff.
This HTPC is going to be used for viewing/streaming movies, Kodi, web surfing and playing emulator games (everything up to Wii) and maybe the occasional PC game.
The display for this will be an Epson 4010 projector which is 4k* (not native) going onto a 92" (16:9) screen from 16' away. Not the ideal screen setup, but I'm limited by the space available. A quiet HTPC is ideal, but silent (fanless) isn't required in my case because I'll be sitting about 15' from the case.
URL to build:
Case - Silverstone GD09B
CPU - AMD FX-8350
CPU Cooler - be quiet! Shadow Rock LP
Mobo - ASUS M5A78L-M
OS Storage - Muschkin Source 250GB SSD
Media Storage - Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB HDD
RAM - G.Skill Sniper 16G (8GB x2) DDR3-1600
GPU - ASUS GTX 1050ti 4GB Pheonix
PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W
Disk Drive - ASUS BC-12B1ST
OS - Windows 7 Pro 32/64bit
Total Cost = $853.99 (Before shopping around)
Total Power = 258W
So being as this is my first HTPC build I'm asking... For my proposed setup, would this do the trick? Before anyone jumps in to say 16GB is overkill for the RAM, it just makes more sense to me to get 16GB when the price difference between 8GB and 16GB is only $15. Otherwise is anything overkill for my needs? Anywhere I could make improvements? All suggestions are welcome.
Edit: On the remote, I'm thinking of using an RII K25, unless there is something better out there that has a QWERTY on the back that somebody knows of.