Hey everyone I'm a new to the htpc world. I've put together a list of components that I'm looking at for my build. Right now I don't have the money for a media server, so I want to be able to have room to put few harddrives in one case until I have the money for a server. I will be using this to listen to my music collection (about 60 gigs), rip all of my movies to it (about 50 - 75 dvds off the top of my head), be able to watch online tv, and also watch netflix online. I'm looking to get your opinion on whether or not the build will be powerful enough to do all of this. I'm also wanting to add a blu-ray drive in a couple of years when I have the money, so I would like this to also be powerful enough to handle that when the time comes.
Intel Core i3-530 with either ASUS P7H55-M PRO or BIOSTAR TH55B HD - $180 - 185
Ram: 2 gigs DDR3
2 x Crucial Ballistix 1 Gig DDR3 1600
2 x Kingston HyperX 1 Gig DDR3 1333
Each will be about $60
Harddrive will be 1 to 1.5 TB to start with either seagate or western digital
Rosewill R101-P-BK 120mm MicroATX Mid Tower - $30
Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W 80 PLUS Certified - $50
I'm still looking for a video card. I'm assuming that I need something that is 1 GB because I will be using a 36" LCD as a display. I've glanced at NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT, NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, ATI Radeon HD 5570, and ATI Radeon HD 5670, but I'm not really sure what would be best for what I'm looking for. Would love to keep the graphics card under $100 if that's possible though.
Thanks in advance, and I apologize for the ridiculously long post.