I have been dilegently reading this forum for awhile now, and have managed to come up with a system that I think would fit all my needs. However, by the looks of some threads I think it might be a bit of an overkill? I plan on watching dvds, playing mp3s, surfing the internet, and occasionally looking at photos that are all served up from my media server. I also want to add a Blu-Ray player a little later down the line. This htpc will be in my living room hooked up to my pioneer 50 in plasma.
Please note I am not a gamer, so I don't require hardware for that. Lastly, I will not turn it into a PVR, but would love to hook it up to my av receiver as well.
Ok, now for the specs:
M/B: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
Video Card: EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX GPU
HD:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB ST3500630AS(will go smaller due to media server)
You will notice I don't have listed a TV Tuner card or a Sound Card. Do I need a TV Tuner Care and Sound Card for what I want to do? Is On-Board sound enough?
Thanks in advance...