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Building an XBMC 13 Home Theatre PC with a Mini-ITX motherboard
By Mini-ITX.com - version 1.2
Updated on July 22, 2014
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We are long time fans of XBMC here at Mini-ITX.com. OpenELEC is a distribution of XBMC (currently at version 13) with a streamlined installation and update process, making it even easier to utilise the graphics acceleration of ION and Fusion based Mini-ITX systems to make a very slick Home Theatre PC.

Here's how to do it.

For this project you will need:

  • USB Memory Stick over 256MB in size
  • Access to a computer running Windows (to create the installation stick)
  • Mini-ITX system with at at least 1GB memory and 1GB local storage


  1. Determine correct version to use
  2. Download OpenELEC
  3. Create a USB Key
  4. Boot into OpenELEC
  5. Install OpenELEC
  6. How to: Copy files to OpenELEC box (via Windows)
  7. How to: Add your network media to XBMC
  8. How to: Enable automatic updates
  9. Bonus How to: Configure your audio output device

This guide was built and tested with our very own Gigabyte E350N and Zotac Supreme special offer bundles in mind, but will work with a wide variety of Mini-ITX boards. This guide would not have been possible without the hard work of the good people at the XBMC and OpenELEC projects.

Please consider donating to the XBMC project!

Please also consider donating to the OpenELEC project!

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