I've ordered a new HTPC for myself, I couldn't stand the AMD E450 I have had running since 2012.
It is going to be demoted from HTPC/Downloader/NAS to just being a NAS.
Replacing it will be:
Intel Core i7-4785T
2 Sticks of Crucial SODIMM 4GB CT51264BF160BJ
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
It is total overkill in terms of CPU horsepower and totally not future proof, but I don't really care, I just want it to run fast and not have to wait all the time like I'm doing now.
Although it doesn't have HDMI 2.0 it does have HDMI 1.4a so I will be able to view 4K24p.
I will be doing a mod somewhere in the future to add Front USB and audio.
It is going to be a nice leap from a AMD E450 with 5 Hard drives and 2 fans to a completely fanless build.
Another thing I can do now that the E450 just couldn't handle is Steam Inhome streaming.
Here is a picture of the case:
228 x 187 x 61.5mm (WxDxH)
Parts have been ordered and I will shoot some pictures of it once everything is in.