So, you want to build your own home theater PC—what are your options?
WHEN IT COMES to choosing the hardware for your HTPC, unsurprisingly, like the rest of our most prestigious hobby, it’s very easy to get swept up in one of those buying frenzies, and lay down way too much cash for a machine that’s far more powerful than you really need. GTX 1080? Intel Core i7-8700K? 16GB of DDR4? Sure, you could shell out for all that, but unless your use case scenario includes some exceptionally high-end gaming on the side of your entertainment shenanigans, the reality is that it would be total overkill for your requirements. So, then, let’s break it down: What exactly do you need for a home theater PC? Well, the truth of the matter is that Kodi will actually run on everything from the Raspberry Pi all the way up to a $10,000 super-tower, so let’s take a look at some example systems to get a feel for the whole concept.