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HTPC/NAS/Home Streaming PC Combo?

Hi, I'm looking to build a multi-purpose (As stated in the title) PC that I can use to store drives for my main desktop, whilst being stored under my desk. I also want to be able to easily take it downstairs into my living room and hook it up to the TV, where I can either use it to watch movies (Like a HTPC) or use steam in-home streaming from my desktop to said PC.

I was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers as to what kind of components should I look at, particularly:
a)GPU horsepower required
b)CPU Power
c)Operating system (Mostly for NAS Reasons)

I have a reasonable budget, but most of the money will be spent on the drives most likely. Any help would be appreciated, please let me know if I forgot to specify anything

Thanks
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  1. The HTPC must be gaming capable?
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    What do you consider a "reasonable budget"? What kind of storage capacity are you looking for? Are you wanting a Blu-Ray drive in the system? It's hard to make recommendations without that information, but here's a starting spot. It's a mini-ITX build, but the motherboard has 6 SATA ports and the case supports up to 7 3.5" drives. The i3 is plenty powerful for this type of system. The integrated GPU on the i3 is also capable of basic HTPC tasks.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.00 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($172.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($172.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Lian-Li PC-Q25B Mini ITX Tower Case ($119.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.87 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1025.28
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-04 17:21 EDT-0400
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