Item 1 is the goal, but there is an asthetic component. I dont want to put a mid tower or even a 2/4u rack under my TV. I understand cases of the type im looking for are unreasonably expensive by most measures and I'm not so concerned with that. Right now, with the components I'm looking at it's around $1500 for a not particularly powerful pc, but should be significantly better than the usual silent HTPC. Do y'all agree with that last statement, or am I chasing unicorns.I agree with geo (again). Is the idea?
- Build SILENT PC at any cost, potentially sacrificing performance.
- Build inaudible PC for potentially much cheaper and/or with better performance.