System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies, playing fairly low level(graphics wise) games.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com
Country of Origin: USA
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200
I am trying to build a HTPC to for my entertainment center to replace my laptop that is currently being used as a makeshift HTPC.
The main purpose of this build would be to play/stream movies from a variety of sources up to 1080p. It should also be able to play some very light games, stuff from maybe 4 years ago that weren't exactly considered cutting edge in that time(for instance the remakes of Monkey Island). I'm somewhat reluctant to use a descrete graphics card for fear of noise and power consumption.
The above was built from a hodge-podge of sources so I'm not really sure about the quality of the system.
This would be my second custom build so I'm still somewhat feeling out the ropes. Any advice is welcome. I've heard good things about AMD's Llano CPUs but I'm don't know their price, and I'm not sure if I can really wait for them to come out(I'm impatient I know).