Antec ISK300-150 case with a Zotac 880G-ITX motherboard, 2.4 GHz Athlon II X4 610e 45W cpu, $Gb DDR3-1600 RAM, slimline DVD burner, 90Gb SSD for the OS and 1Tb 2.5-in drive for storing videos and music. Put Windows 7 Home Premium X64 with a few tweaks on it. From power on to desktop with wifi connected is 14 seconds. Has 2 USB 3.0 ports on back and added a PCIE USB 3.0 card for the front USB ports. Along with my 2 Gb external drive with USB 3.0 I can store about 400 DVD movies and my 60Gb worth of music on it.
2. Don't have any blu-rays for one. Don't care for any DRM crap that interferes with cpu performance.
And blu-ray wouldn't do much for the 100's of old movies and shows that I have.
Got the case on sale for $70, the cpu for $70, memory for $20, DVD burner was $25. The SSD was on sale for $80 with a $20 mail in rebate on top of that and the hard drive was on sale for $85. Found a legit Dell branded copy of Windows for $70 on line(authenticates without a glitch), motherboard was $55. I slowly accumulated all the pieces when I found them on sale at Frys and Newegg.
The original mini ITX project was for a deal that fell through-I was going to build about a 100 systems for someone but they couldn't get the licensing from the bar gaming software company(they wanted to sell a package deal with crappy hardware included).