So I have close to 150 dvds/blu rays I want to back up onto a computer, and I have recently been using my 6 year old HP computer as an HTPC but its slow and buggy and ive been wanting more. So i think i want to build an HTPC, and I have a couple questions.
1. how much storage would I need to back up all the movies.(about 50 are blu ray and 100 are DVD).
2. should I get a high core count processor, like an AMD, to help with the ripping and encoding?
3. would i bet able to get a mini itx board for a multi core processor?
4. can you recommend a build that would be best for me?? my budget is between $500-$600