SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: DVR for HD OTA signal, watching Hulu/Netflix, possibly blu-ray in the future
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor (will be using the TV); currently own the TV Tuner card (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600); currently have an audio card or will just use the integrated audio.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: none
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: looking for something silent and can handle heat well
Hello everyone! I am looking to build a new HTPC for use in the living room. This will mainly be used for recording and watching OTA TV and watching Hulu/Netflix online. Light, emulation based gaming may also be used but that is not something I'm too worried about. My biggest concerns are noise and heat. What do you think of these parts? Will these be able to handle what I am looking for?