New HTPC build.

So, im building a new HTPC. Here is what im looking for.

1. Basic video functions.
(I have a PS3 which i will play blueray from)

2. Network storage. im hoping to have this on my network and store everything on this machine. I have a 1TB drive, and might pick up a second if i need more storage.

3. I do plan to stream my media over the web to other computers.

I want to have a standalone HTPC so I can game, whie someone else is accessing media on the network, and not have it bog down my main computer.

My budge is around 300-350 american. here is what i have so far

CPU, AMD Phenom 9350e


Ram, WINTEC AMPO 4GB (2 x 2GB)

I already have a 1 TB drive, Dvd/Rom drive, Vista Ultimate 64bit. Later on, I will probably add a tv tuner card, and possibly a sound card. As for the Case, and PSU, im not really sure yet. I want something that is going to be out of the way, and not an eye sore. Some cases have a PSU, but im sure i can pick up a micro ATX one pretty easy.

I will probably pick up a small second HD, just for the OS. I work for a web hosting company, so HD's dissapear all the time :)
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    ZOTAC GF8200-D-E AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $109.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

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