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"Project Orange" Custom Windows 10 HTPC and Peripherals

- Project Orange Custom HTPC -

I recently rebuilt my personal HTPC setup from scratch, a custom built Windows 10 PC, nicknamed 'Project Orange'.

This setup may seem 'overkill' for an HTPC but it also serves as my home office pc, gaming pc, etc...

Utilizing the custom PC building site PCPartPicker to find the best pricing, I specifically chose the parts to be able to attempt to dual-boot with OSX at some point, using tonymacx86 as my primary resource for OSX compatible parts. The build is mostly complete with the exception of additional internal hard drives for media storage and a secondary monitor *added*.

Primary Hardware
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($173.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($197.79 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M500 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 740 4GB Superclocked Video Card
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Orange ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 700W ATX Power Supply ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 24M45VQ 23.6" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor
Monitor 2: LG 23MP48
Other: BlueRigger High Speed HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable
Total: ~$720 and some change.
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-28 20:37 EDT-0400

Secondary Hardware
A mixture of external high-capacity hard drives totaling about 13Tb of external media storage (not included in price).

Primary OS: Windows 10
Secondary OS: N/A
Mass Storage Management: Drive Bender
Physical Media Playback: Leawo Blu-ray Player
Digital Media Management: iTunes, Windows Movies & TV app, PlayOn (Lifetime Subscription)
Media Ripper(s): DVDFab, Handbrake, Archivo (TiVo Ripper)

Other Devices
TiVo Roamio OTA HD DVR and Streaming Media Player (w/lifetime license) and Apple TV 3 connected to primary TV
Xbox One S 500GB Console - Battlefield 1 Bundle with the Happauge Digital Tuner accessory connected to secondary TV
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote from DirecTV now deal)
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