Thanks for the help guys. I think 9 TB will be more than enough for a while. I actually only probably will need 3 TB to start with, I just want room to expand with my obsessive compulsive personality to have it all
Assassin, I may look at some of your other motherboard recommendations and see if one is within my budget.
As far as memory goes, with this build, can I choose any DDR3 1333 RAM? I am local to a MicroCenter, and they seem to have some solidly reviewed "house brand" memory.
I think as far as a dedicated server, I might go down that path in the future, but just don't have the funds for that now. I have around $700-750.
Here is what I am thinking....thoughts?Operating System
: Window 7CPU
: i3-2120 or the G630. I can get the 2120 for $99 and the G630 for $50 at MicroCenter. I am not sure if the i3 is worth it for me, since I will not be doing 3D, and will almost exclusively be using my HTPC for ripping and playback of blu-rays and music.Motherboard
: Intel BOXDH67BLB3 I may look at others with more SATA connections, but I think 9 TB of data will hold me over for a while.Memory
: DDR3 1333 RAM I will probably go with the MicroCenter 8GB, since it is priced right, or might go with one of the GSkills, Assassin recommends.
: Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 60GB Seems like a good price at $60 shippedCase
: Antec Three HundredBluray Drive
: Pioneer BDR-207DBKS. Assassin seems to like it, and I have a $75 Amazon credit, which I can use for it.HDD
: I am debating between this Seagate 3TB for $150 + shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
or this WD 3 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136874
, which is $165 + shipping. I am debating if it is better to pay $15 more for the Green, non 7200rpm HDD.PSU
: Antec Greenwatts 380 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033Wireless
: This is my last undecided part. Does it really matter what I go with here? The Rosewill B/G/N Assassin recommends is out of stock, but they do have the B/G one for a good price. I could also pick one up at MicroCenter...any advice here?
How does all of this look? Am I missing something?
GregEdited by Redskin - 8/14/12 at 2:14pm