Recently we got a message on our blu-ray player (which we mainly use for streaming) - Hulu is ending their app support on blu-ray players as of August 2019. I'd been wanting to build an HTPC but it was never much of a priority, since the dvd player was mostly working fine. Hulu had a tendency to freeze after a couple of episodes, but nothing worse than that. Those days of putting off the HTPC are now over. We *could* use our TV to stream Hulu, but then wouldn't be able to use our sound system and the TV speakers are meh. So I started thinking about what I could do to make a cool case. I've already done Star Wars and Dr. Who cases, so no need to rehash those subjects. Eventually my wife and I decided on Harry Potter, specifically a luggage cart from King's Cross. Here's a reference pic I found, to give the general idea of what I'm going for: This is going to be a fairly quick build. Over the last couple weeks I've been buying most of the stuff I needed - the hardware for the computer, the miniature decorative "suitcases", a stuffed owl, a small decorative birdcage, etc. In the end the whole thing will probably run me around $500. First, the hardware. This system will only be for streaming Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc., and doesn't need to be super high powered. I bought a BioStar A10N-8800 motherboard with embedded AMD FX-8800P processor, a laptop-grade system. Should be a big jump performance-wise over the Intel Atom and similar AMD mini-systems, but cost-wise is much lower than the (admittedly much better) Ryzens or Intel chips. The BioStar board seems to be fairly new, although the CPU isn't, so I'm hoping the thing performs ok. I bought 8GB RAM for it - not a lot, but it should be fine for streaming, and if it's terrible I can always put more in. I got a 250GB Sabrent Nvme M.2 SSD to be the OS hard drive, it was only forty bucks and should ensure fast start up times. I have an existing 4TB SATA drive for movie/TV show storage that I've pulled out of an external case. For the PSU, I'm using a 430W Thermaltake that I bought for a different system, also lower-powered, that I haven't gotten around to rebuilding yet. I'll buy another PSU for that when I'm ready to work on it. I'm going to use non-lit cooling fans that I have in my spare parts bin, and I think I found a power button in there I can use too. That's all I got for now...I've measured the floor space the "suitcases" are taking up and the luggage cart will be about 2 feet long and 1 foot wide. I'll need to buy some metal rods and wheels for the handles, axles, etc. The PSU suitcase will be shut, while the computer one will be slightly open for cooling...more later on how I'll tackle all that. I don't have time today, but I'm hoping tomorrow I'll have time to start (and finish) the luggage cart. *Edit - HPTPC means Harry Potter Themed PC.