Iâ€™m about to get myself a HTPC, but would like to have some opinions on the parts before using the moneyâ€¦
The HTPC will be used with Panasonic AE300 (DVD, WMVHD etc. with ffdshow) and with ordinary TV / amp for everyday use (TV, pics, radio etc.).
The HTPC needs to be quiet (shouldnâ€™t be more noisy than the panny (28 db)) because it is going to be placed in the living room.
Below you see the components I have in mind
Housing: LASCALA LC10M
PSU: Chill-I CP400PV2
Motherboard: MSI K8N-NEO4-Platinium/54g
CPU: AMD Athlon64, 3200+
CPU cooler: Zalman 7700-ALCU (will this fit in the LC10M?)
GFX: MSI NX6600GT-TD128E
RAM: Dane-El, Dual channel 2x512
HDD: Seagate 250 GB
DVD+RW: NEC 3520
I didnâ€™t include keyboard and mouse (will use some old parts), sound card (later) and Tuner card (have one PVR-250)
All in all it is a little pricy â€“ is it total overkill?
I would appricialte suggestions and/or expirience with the different parts
Looking forward to your comments