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I am currently researching components to build my first HTPC. My main use for this unit will be home theater, and gaming. Listed are the components I am currently considering. please leave suggestions.


Thermaltake VH8000BWS Armor+ MX ATX Mid-Tower Case - 230mm Fan

(should I used a designated HTPC case?, will my components get to hot?)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz, 6MB Cache,333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan

Asus P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @n Motherboard - Intel P45, Socket 775,


ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID


Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Sound Card


XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support


Maxtor Basics STM305004N1AAAS-RK 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, Serial ATA-300, Retail


LG Super Multi Blu-Ray/HD DVD-Rom Drive - 6x BD-ROM, 6xBD-R,

BD-RE 2x, 3x HD DVD ROM,16 x DVD-ROM, 12x DVD-R, SATA

Ultra X3 ULT40064 1000-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-E Ready, Energy Efficient, Modular


Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X 2048MB PC8500 Memory - DDR2 1066MHz Dual Channel (2x1024) CL7



any suggestions are appreciated.
 

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