Approximate Purchase Date: Next Couple of Months
Budget Range: to $1,100 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (HTPC; Encoding; Server to other TVs)
Parts Not Required: (None) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg, Amazon, Tiger Direct)
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (HTPC Case for setting next to TV)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080, 1920x1200)
Additional Comments: (Would like any advice on if I am going overkill. I want something I can run W7 64bit, Mediabrowser, XBMC, Makemkv, Handbrake, PowerDVD, 3D playback. I want to also backup other computers on the network. For media I want to use this as the main encoding machine.)
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboardhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500Khttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072
CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supplyhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139023
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRLhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314
nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Casehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204037
LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEMhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136241
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drivehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136891
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drivehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136770
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148441
Can anyone help me with the above build?
My main overall purpose is storage, but I need a PC that can encode well also. I also have need of a HTPC or media streaming device with a better User Interface than WD TV Live that I am currently using. (It plays mkvs and other formats well, but getting to the media is hard. Kids/wife want CoverArt like on my laptop with Mediabrowser.) I would make this the main house server, but would also like it to function as the before mentioned HTPC.
Am I overkill on the components?
If I add more storage in the future, will the case produce too much heat?
Will I benefit from the SSD or should I go with just a small HDD for the OS?
I have a 3d TV that I use, so it would be nice to be able to use that function, but I have a PS3 and 3D Bluray player, so no biggie there.
Should I build a cheaper server and go after another media streamer or try to modify the WD TV Live for movie sheets?
Thanks for any help in advance.