I want to build a HTPC using linux as I am familiar with it. I think I will end up using XMBC. I want to play Blu-ray any region, i.e. A, B and C and stream avi from my server in a separate room.
Reading a little I believe an i3 or equivalent AMD would be the chip of choice if money is expensive.
So here is the initial list
Silverstone Grandia GD05
Intel Core i3 2120 3.3GHz Socket 1155 Box
Asus P8H77-M Pro
Scythe Big Shuriken
Seasonic S12-II 430W
Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 XMP 2x4GB
My question is what can I ditch to save some money. Already have disk and Blu-ray.