New HTPC - Enough Power?

Approximate Purchase Date: Ordering Monday
Budget Range: $400-$500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: TV & Movies (digital copies mostly). Would be nice if BF3 could run on here
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse. Also have 3 7200 hard drives I will transfer in: (320GB, 1Tb, 1.5Tb)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: SFF, AMD LLano
Overclocking: Not important
SLI or Crossfire: possible later
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 via 48" LCD
Additional Comments:HTPC, would like to be quite. Will run Windows7. Would also like it to run Ubuntu to try to set up a frontend/backend myth tv if possible. Not sure if this is enough power?

ASRock A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813157260 $74.99

Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface
Item #: N82E16815116028 $49.99

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817371033 $44.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428 $51.99

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU AD3850WNGXBOX
Item #: N82E16819103942 $139.99

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 5000B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Item #: N82E16811204035 $69.99

Total Price: $431.94

Biggest questions: Enough power? Would putting 5900rpm drives save a ton of heat / keep power much lower? This is an always on machine.
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  1. If you are referring to the PSU it is plenty for that build and some! The drive would not affect much 5900 vs 7200.
  2. Yes, PSU, sorry :) Thanks!
  3. You are good to go. I saw the same config at
  4. You definitely have a strong enough psu , but your build will be easier if you can use a modular unit . It can be hard finding places for the unused cables in a small case
  5. one warning: Right now, Linux doesn't seem to play well with Llano, so I'd consider grabbing Windows XP or 7 for it.
  6. No reason to spend so much money...get a Western Digital Live TV

    Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player

    That plays absolutely everything...and you can stream files from your main pc ;)
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