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Why do you need another storage enclosure? That case has plenty of storage and you can even turn some of the 5.25" bays into 3.5" bays if you need more. I wouldn't waste my money on another storage enclosure unless you want/need it for some reason.
You received absolutely horrible advice on the Green drives. I prefer them over 7200 RPM drives for storage in the HTPC environment. They are ideal and PLENTY fast enough. I now have six 2TB drives --- all Green (WD and Samsung) and have absolutely no complaints.
For HTPC the i3 and Pentium Ivy Bridge CPUs aren't going to be out for many months. So if you want to build now get a Sandy Bridge. I always say to start with the Intel integrated GPU and add a card only if you aren't 100% happy with it. Many people on AVS think that there is no difference between Intel iGPU and the NVidia/ATI discrete graphics cards for 1080p. Personally I use a i3 2100 with iGPU and I am extremely happy.