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For years dad bitched about not having access to the movies and tv shows that I had. He was getting hosed by the cable company forever. After much deliberation I was finally able to convince him to make the cost effective investment of an HTPC.

There is room for another 3.5 inch drive internally but I would have to re-arrange a lot of cables. I will probably just add a large external USB 3.0 drive around Christmas time.

Edit* Updated to correct secondary storage - 4TB Shitachi

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I am running Plex on the machine, which is fantastic. He can also access my library hosted at my place. Powerdvd 14 for bluray playback.

RSS fed torrents for most shows, organized by filebot. For other content I am able to feed it directly using uTorrent's webui and remotetorrent adder extension.

I don't use a public torrent site..

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, ever since I started using Plex myself, I find I can't live without it anymore. :) Very awesome program. I mainly use mine to access my music collection on my pc with my android phone though.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I never heard a dad b%!@#$ before... Then again my dad is the calm sort but if someone ever pokes the quiet man's buttons the wrong way. Watch out! I'm certain your dad is happy to have this to watch his movies and television shows. So kind of you!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

He's an awesome dad and I enjoyed doing it for him :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What CPU did you end up using?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

nevermind... its a combo board! Never knew they made these :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

yes - but always research before you jump in to it :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Got my vote, helping relatives is great!

Edit: how's that mobo/cpu coming along? I'm intersted in something like that (celeron J)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints for playing 1080p high bitrate video through plex and occasional web surfing. beyond running makemkv every once in a while its just right amount of performance for the money and energy

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I lol'd when the last photo came up

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

+1 for the cat nice touch

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

that sounds pretty awful but hopefully he came around!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here, except, we were just too poor for tv in general lol

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I lived the same situation.