Hey guys, so i just bought a new TV and xbox 250GB. Windows Media Center sucks big time on the xbox and decided to hook up my PC to the TV via VGA (i have no HDMI out on my PC). I love the way it all looks and functions but of course i now have no sound, no HD and am looking into buying a home media server.
All it'll be oing is steaming music to a few other devices in the house, and have W7MC running at all times for the TV hookup.
I'm looking for a bare bones server, with enough RAM to run the OS and churn out HD, a processor to match. Plenty of HDD bays (i have 3 3.5" drives i will be using), plenty of USB ports and a cheap graphics card that has HDMI output. (No monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS required), wireless would be nice though not totally necessary.
Anyone have any thoughts/ideas on an affordable solution to this?