Report Post Hey guys, this is my HTPC project log. I guess you could say this is a scratch build, since I made the box out of Cedar based ¾" cabinet grade plywood. This build is just air cooled, seeing as I wasn't willing to spend money to water cool a computer for my parents since they haven't let me water cool my own yet. Mind you, I am only 17, still in high school, and trying to pay insurance on my car . I have built PCs for friends and customers, but never actually one from scratch for my personal self, or my immediate family. Unfortunately my mom would rather go to Staples and buy a $300 P.O.S. than have me build her a computer for the same price, thats 25-40% better, but no that is NOT an option. Enough of me ranting, I will get onto the parts that I have ordered or already have for this build. In the beginning this was supposed to be an APU build, so either Llano or Trinity, but since I have less money than I expected for this build, I changed some things. For this build I have bought: CPU: AMD FX-4100 Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 PSU: Thermaltake TR2 500W DVD Burner: LITE-ON iHAS124-04 Fans: Cooler Master R4-S25 4 Pack (2 front intake, 2 back exhaust) and Kingwin CF-012LB (top intake) along with some Silverstone fan filters, and APEVIA grills, and also motherboard standoffs, and screws I have also taken parts that I have already got here, and I will be putting them into this build such as: GPU: HIS Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit RAM: ASint 4x2GB 1333MHz Dual Channel HDD: Samsung HM500JJ 500GB 2.5" (Movies)/Western Digital WD1600AAJS-75PSA0 (Games + Storage)/Western Digital WD800JD-08MSA1 (Dual boot Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8) Various parts from my old NZXT LEXA S I have the case already built, and that will be displayed in my very first project log update! This is all very exciting!