I am interested in building an HTPC when I return home and I have come up with a parts list and things I am recycling from my tower because it will also be upgraded around the same time. The ultimate goal of this machine, aside from being an HTPC, is to also function as a server for my media. Please let me know if there is anything I should be changing or not!
First, recycled parts:
PSU: Seventeam 850W
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 260 Newegg doesn't seem to have the EVGA GTX 260, which is what I actually have.. The linked board is basically the same thing anyways
HSF: Corsair H50 .. I like the one in my tower, and so I will get one for the HTPC.
System Drive: 250GB Western Digital...Only need it for the OS since I don't want to deal with the 2TB+ Bootable drive issue I've heard a little about. Doesn't need to be fast, so not spending the money on an SSD... It'll be on Win-7 64; Unless I should get Media Center or something.
So there it is....Any suggestions? I'm concerned about the GTX260 fitting into that case, so if I need to buy a different card, that's no problem. Also, do I need a discrete sound card? If not, and if the GPU I'm planning on using isn't a good option, should I go with something like the Palit GTS 250? That one has HDMI-out and can stream audio as well. Would I still need to hook this HTPC up to an A/V receiver still? I have a Yamaha HTR-6030 receiver that supports DTS / 5.1 etc.. It's quite modest and nearly 3 years old now, and unless I truly need to upgrade, it's fine. Anyone who can help with HTPC, please let me know! I believe I have a good list of parts, and it's definitely not the first PC I've built, but it IS a first for HTPC. What other things do I need? Peripherals?