Approximate Purchase Date: Tonight, tomorrow... I will be picking up the processor and motherboard from Microcenter on Sunday
Budget Range: 400ish after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching locally stored movies/tv, streaming netflix, storage/backup for two computers, light gaming (sims 3, tf2, cs:s), folding eventually
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Microcenter (Madison Heights Michigan)
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: I do like my current 650 ocz modular power supply (open to suggestions but want modular), also I prefer Samsung hdds (I hope they have their old stock). I also wanted to try out a Fractal Design case, I really want the midi but the price is just too big of a difference.
Overclocking: Yes for folding, otherwise probably undervolt for everyday htpc usage
SLI or Crossfire: negative ghost-rider
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I like a clean look for the case (even though its going to be behind my tv stand), hdmi for sound/video, eventually adding a graphics card (nvidia) for folding. I would also like to add a tv tuner card down the road a month or three, but wasn't sure what I would need. I want to be able to record HD on Comcast - not sure if I can just use the cable box or if I need a cable card. I also might end up using this as my main rig (with a 2500k) in the near future if bulldozer fails.
It looks good to me, I normally wouldn't recommend OCZ because they don't always use the best OEM to manufacture for them but.. it's modular [essential for HTPC] and it's less than $50 after MIR. You don't seem to be running much so 500w is WAY more than enough. If you want directx11.. you can purchase a 5450 for around $40. Otherwise this looks good. The i3-2100 intel HD graphic will be enough It will also handle light gaming.