I'm currently rocking a simple htpc in my lounge which has an install of win 7 and xbmc v 2 'frodo' as my media solution of choice.
This week I'm building an upgraded version to allow me to access my steam games and do some gaming with a more powerful setup and I'm eyeing up windows 8 as my OS along with xbmc and steam to provide my media solutions.
Plan is to install the OS/XBMC/Steam onto my Corsair 60GB SSD with all the media/games installations sitting on a 2TB hard disk.
Does anyone have any experience with windows 8 in this manner - i have zero intention of installing it on my main laptop which is rocking win7 64bit very happily - this would just be from a pure media perspective.
Also thoughts on XBMC? I dabbled with windows media centre and media browser plugin but found it to be massively lacking compared to xbmc.
I might post a review of my system and full setup once its all done next week.
For the record, here's the system I'm gunning for:
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB OC
Corsair 60GB SSD
ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570
Win 8 Home