I am looking into building a new system and I would appreciate some input. I would like to keep it a fairly thrifty build. Let's say around $500. Cheaper is better!
I would prefer to order from Newegg or Tiger Direct
-Streaming and storage of media through my home network and via Netflix.
-Connected to my HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound system (optical audio preferred).
-DVD/Blu Ray player.
-Game emulator (NES - PS1)
-Possible DVR use. I will either be using DirecTV or Comcast as my TV provider.
COMPONENTS: (I would prefer it to be as silent as can be)
OS - I have a copy of Win 7 I can use. Interested to see if anyone has any ideas for Linux build. Do emulators run okay in WINE?