This is my first build. The rig will be an HTPC that will sit in my living room. I will use it mainly for watching 1080p movies and outputting 5.1 sound (DTS, DTS-HD, and TrueHD). I may also use it for music playback, internet browsing, and general use (with the odd encoding here and there, if ever). But this will mainly be a mediabrowser machine.
Here are my proposed parts. I'd love to hear what you guys think of it.
My budget is $530 CAD with shipping (but I am willing to spend more if the increase justifies the benefit). I've listed the prices below, they include shipping costs below.