I'm going to finally try to upgrade my mobo and CPU after 8 years with my previous build which served me well over the years but has recently started to display planned obsolescence.
I'm looking to use this new build for everything, NAS, HTPC and surfing the web.
I've picked out the case for housing everything, it's a HTPC case:
What I would like to get is some advice on what to put inside this case as far as mobo and CPU go.
I'm giving me a budget of just over $500 for the mobo and CPU.
I tend to prefer Intel for CPU and Gigabyte (maybe ASUS is\f it has everything on it that I'm looking for) for mobo.
For the CPU an i7 may be the best performer for over the years? (Maybe i5 or i3?).
For the mobo one video card slot would be the best with at least two (usable, not lost to the video card) PCI Express slots, two or three PCI slots. Audio must have a toslink option for fiber optics.
I'll be cannibalizing from my 2008 make for everything else.
I expect to get at least 5 years out of this build and most likely 8 to 10.
So, any advice that will help me get great parts will be greatly appreciated as always!
Edited by Johnz414, 28 January 2016 - 01:28 AM.