New tot he HTPC scene and I am about to build my first. I had assumed I would just use Microsoft XP or MCE, but realized I am sick of it and the issues I have on this PC. But I have never used Linux and know pretty much zero about what I would need to get it going, much less, what hardware would be compatible. Please help.
Main goal was video & music storage/playback, dvd playback, Internet browsing, possibly PVR, though I have DirecTV HR20 for HD DVR.
My TV is a Panasonic TH-50PX60u with DVI/HDMI/Component In
Components I have picked out are:
Case: Antec P180
MoBo: MSI P965 Platinum Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6300
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX73T256P-RH GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Exress x16
HDD: Samsung 250GB SATA
Power Supply: ENERMAX Liberty ELT400AWT ATX12V 400W
RAM: Corsair 1gb XMS2
I assumed that because I want to do internet browsing, and thus need KB and Mouse, I can't have it stored in a different room. So components needed to be quiet. Is there a way to have it stored elsewhere and still browse internet?
Thanks for any help.