This is gonna be my first post, so go easy on me.
After spending months of researching on the net, I am finally ready to take the plunge. However, just to make sure all components will fit and play nicely I would really like some feedback from you guys.
I already bought parts for this build, but i still have to press the buy button on the Cpu, Motherboard, Graphic Card and Tv Tuner.
I compiled the Htpc with several points in mind.
* Reasonable energy efficiency
* As quiet as possible considering the components
* Good performance in games, HD encoding, and design suites (photoshop, premiere, illustrator)
* Ability to play HD media (BR) and record HD TV
The main components are the following:
Antec Fusion Remote Silver already ordered
Scythe Big Shuriken S754 already ordered
ATX Sharkoon RUSH POWER 500W Modular (80 Plus) already ordered
2000GB Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 7200U/m 64MB already ordered
Titan TTC-HD92 - Passive Hard Drive Cooler already ordered
2 x 120x120x25 Scythe Slip Stream "Kaze-Jyuni" - To replace the Fusion Remote Fans already ordered
ASUS P7H55-M-USB3 Motherboard not ordered
Intel Core i5 760 not ordered
Leadtek Winfast PxDVR3200 H PCIe not ordered
MSI ATI Radeon HD5770 Hawk 1GB not ordered
Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive not ordered
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - For Work, Games etc.
Mythbuntu - For TV and Media - MythTV and XMBC combination
The system will connect to a 50" Plasma (Full HD) TV, and controlled to a Logitech Harmony Universal remote and some random Ebay bluteooth mouse/keyboard combination.
At the moment I am still wondering whether or not the Graphic card and the tuner card will fit together into the system. I am fairly sure that the Graphic will fit (but not as sure as I would like to be, before buying it). The tuner card on the other hand seems absolutely mammoth, judging by picture I found of it on the internet (I couldnt find any dimensions for it). Will the tuner card fit?
Am I missing anything else? Please feel free to comment on this build, I really appreciate your input.
The only issue I see is with your GPU. It is a three slot card with the additional cooler, so your PCIe slots will be covered, so you can't use your TV tuner. You would be better off getting the Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB... IMO
You got me scared there for a second Anyhow, what are your thoughts on the tuner card? I think I might have to choose a different one considering the poor linux suppport for the leadtek one (for myth use). What tuner are you using?