This rig serves as our streaming device, blu-ray player, cable box, 6 tuner DVR, and occasional gaming console.
I originally completed the build in June 2013 to go with the new 55" Samsung LED I purchased. I added Corel WinDVD Pro so we could watch blu-rays.
The really came alive in January 2014 when I added an AVMedia AverTV card and started using Windows MediaCenter with my on-air RCA antenna. At the same time, I added the Radeon 6570 and set it up in AMD dual graphic with the CPU.
Towards the end of 2014, I was jonesing for more channels, so I upgraded to the Ceton InfiniTV 6 - PCIe and set up internet and cable service with Comcast. This set up works extremely well with Windows Media Center. Since no WMC in Windows 10, I will be keeping this system at Windows 7.
My latest addition has been a Rosewill remote control. Now this system really feels like a cable box.
I am looking next to use XBox 360s as extenders and upgrading the CPU. I will likely go with a Richland A10 chip so I don't have to change anything else.