After hours of research, and lots of great input from Tom's Hardware veterans, ready to build my first system. Below is the "final" list of items. Appreciate input - good to go or any last changes needed?
Use= HTPC, music, internet and some photo / video editing (Pinnacle Studio and Coral Paint Shop Pro).
System must be low profile to fit in Entertainment unit, energy efficient (will be on nearly all the time) and quiet.
Existing CDRW/DVD LightScribe drive
Existing Wireless keyboard and mouse
Existing 47" 1080P HDTV
CPU- AMD X4 805 (already purchased, came witout heatsink)
Later additions will include Blu-ray player and potentially a low noise graphics card if the onboard video is insufficient
Prices quoted below are from Newegg, total budget $550-$599, (without Blu-ray). Intend to purchase within next 3-5 days.
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
OEM Model #:HD753LJ Item #:N82E16822152100 $69.99 -$10.00 Instant $59.99
ARCTIC COOLING ACALP64PWM Fluid Dynamic Cost-Effective Ultra Quiet AMD CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #:ACALP64PWM Item #:N82E16835186030 $18.99