This is a cross post from another forum... Hi all, I have always been interested in an HTPC but never have the dedication to build one. The itch came once again and I was going to build one using a few of leftover components laying around the house (HDDs, Ram, PSU, Graphics card) I needed a nice chassis, a mobo, cpu and HSF. In my search I ran across complete system in a beautiful Antec Fusion Remote (Black) case. It has a Gigabyte GA-945GCMX-S2 modo with an intel E5200 CPU, 2Gb of DDR1 ram, Asus GT 620 fanless video card, LG bluray player and a few other components. It's running Windows 8.1 pro Media Center Edition (don't know what that means). What I want to do is play my .mkv library, stream videos and music and run Kodi. I can run it like a typical dedicated computer but I'm not sure if there's a better interface than a window screen with a few shortcuts. What are some of the interface setups that would make this feel more like an "appliance" rather than a home computer? Also, what is the best way to navigate? Mouse and keyboard? I have the Veris remote that came with the case, but it doesn't seem to be too convenience to use as a mouse.