Show us those living room PC's you use to watch your HD YouTube content. Please post pics of your HTPC and a little description of what you got going on!
AMD 7850K running at stock speeds cooled by ENERMAX 120mm white Heatsink tower running on 16GB of Gskill 2400mhz DDR3 with a MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC 1.8 GHz 2GB DDR3 (need ddr3 so i could do dual-graphics with apu) pulled together with a GA-F2A88XM-DS2 Gigabyte motherboard
windows 8.1 running off a Samsung MZ-7PD128BW 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD
all powered by a SeaSonic SS-300TGW 300W TFX12V resting on a MYOPENPC BENCH Transparent Acrylic Open Test Bench
It's more of a home server but stripping it and will probably switch it for a broadwell nuc since everything is on a fileserver now. Upstairs I also have an RPi B since at it needs to play is just movies but since a lot of anime is 10bit and the RPi can't handle that. I need something a little bit beefier for downstairs thus that will likely become a NUC. I don't care about 3D and well 4K is still miles away.
Oh for the nerdy among us. It's an i3 4130 with 8 GB ram, SSD and a download disk and that's basically it :P The case is the remnant of the time when my HTPC was more than my HTPC, Download machine, Webserver and also functioned as my fileserver ;)
Some of these pictures are pretty horrible, but I'm away at the moment and can't take any decent ones.
The HTPC has an 8350 running at 4.4ghz with an older AMD GPU which I can't remember the name of. It used to have an auzentech x-fi home theatre sound card but I took it out as I don't need it anymore (used to be the only way to play hd audio from blurays over hdmi). It has a 400w fables seasonal PSU and a Noctua NH-C14 cooler as well as a couple of Noctua case fans which makes it almost completely silent.
It's running kodi with MPC-HC, SVP, MadVR, and reclock (which is why it needs the 8350)
I think by default it does function selection, but you can change it to volume I'm sure. I don't really use it as I control volume with the amplifier. It is kind of a dumb design though, the screen, controls, IR sensor and card reader in the front are all separate and require their own USB connectors, so you need four internal headers just for the front panel.
Pentium G3258 be quiet! Shadow Rock LP 5GB of RAM XFX XTR 850 PSU Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX case Was running an XFX R9 290 but it was overheating in this case so I swapped it out for a reference GTX 650 Ti BOOST I had lying around
At some point I plan to get a proper home theatre case, not a huge fan of towers in the living room