I am trying to build my first HTPC and my friend recommended this forum and Thanks to him this forum helped me a lot.
- Able to watch premium cable channels
- Record shows and burn them to DVD
- download and watch movies
- play DVD/BD for now not 3D but may be in near future
- Fast start-up so that my wife doesn't complain about missing cable set top box(basically good system performance)
- Good HD video output
- Not a gamer for now
- and also not break the bank
Parts I picked:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I73770K(339.99)
Motherboard: ASUS Deluxe Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V DELUXE(274.99)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3 240 Pin DIMM Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600?C10(89.99)
PSU: Antec CP-1000 1000 Watt CPX SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS Modular Power Supply(127.49)
SSD: OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS-VTX4-25SAT3-256?G(199.99)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Internal Desktop Hard Drive - WD2002FAEX(168.54)
Optical Drive:Lite-On 12x Internal Optical Blu-Ray BD DVD CD-R Writer Burner & 3D Playback Drive with Cyberlink BD Solution Software & Lights?cribe(119.99)
TV Tuner Card:Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe - 4-channel Internal Cable TV Tuner Card for CableCARD(199.99)
VGA:EVGA GeForce GTX680 SuperClocked 2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready Graphics Card Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2682-KR(499.99)
Case looking for a 7inch display like Luxa2 LM200
and the cost came upto 2020.96
I think this might be an over kill for my requirments and need your input and guidance to pick up right parts which satisfies my requirements.
Only reason I picked up PSU of 1000W is if I start adding other components that are power hungry, I don't have to rewire the whole system. Rest all I picked as they had good ratings and not sure if they are required for my needs.
I don't have a fixed budget but I would like to keep it around 1000 bucks.
Thanks for all you inputs.