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Comments on my planned HTPC Build

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Anyone have any thoughts on my planned HTPC build. My primary uses will be playing my DVD & audio library and blu-ray disks - particulary the new losless HD audio formats. I already bought my case about 6 months ago - CoolerMaster CM Media 280.
  • Mobo - Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H - $128
  • CPU - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 65W - $79
  • Power Supply - Rosewill Stallion Series RD400-2-SB 400W - $32
  • RAM - Kingston DDR2 800 1GB x 2 - $19
  • Optical - LITE-ON iHES106-29 - OEM 6X Blu-ray & 16X DVD±R - $105

I was also looking at the LG GGC-H20LK Blu-ray drive which adds HD DVD compatibility but has some lower write speeds - I suppose since I don't own any HD DVD's, I shouldn't worry about it??

So, my total price right now is looking like about $370. I'd like to stay under $400. Does this seem like a good choice given my needs and budget?

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Build looks good. Read this post it'll save you some money in the long run for some software.
Looks good to me.

I just bought the same motherboard and bluray drive with an E8400.

Theres already a thread here dedicated to this motherboard
Thank you both for the feedback - and the reminder about the SlySoft deal! I already own AnyDVD, but guess I better jump on the HD version before year's end.
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