Hello, I am currently building an HTPC for a client that will be strictly watching videos; both downloaded, and DVD / Blue ray, and im looking for some suggestions, as i have never built a HTPC before.
Current hardware configuration:
Asus M4A88TD-M AM3 DDR3
AMD Athlon 2 x4 640 3.0ghz
4 gb kingston memory (2x2gb)
500w Cooler master PSU
Western Digital 2tb Green SATA (for storage AND operating system)
i was just going to partition the HD and give the client 80 or 100gb for the OS, and install windows xp media center or XP pro.
-is the quad core going to be over kill?
-should he get a seperate HD for the OS?
-which operating system should i use?
any tips / suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance