$1.2k home theatre build

I'm setting up a little home theatre PC to replace all the players that I currently have and to have some occasional gaming sessions on top of that. I have around 1.2k bucks to spend on that, but the problem is that I've never built a home theatre system.

I am euro but posting stuff from Newegg or any other site works fine.

What I need is:
- CD, DVD, BluRay reader(write is not nessecary).
- Decent graphics to play some not too heavy games, I think something integrated is good enought.
- Remote control would be a big pluss(or controlling from an android pad).
- Some decent sound card to plug my speakers in.
- Case's front side has to be appealing, either black or silver.
- 1TB+ HDD!

.. Did I miss anything important?

What motherboard should I aim for that has good enought integrated graphics?
Should I aim for parts that help me reduce wattage needs?

Sorry, I do realise that I don't have anything to show but I don't yet know what parts to pick. Hopefully with your help I have a working setup soon!
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  1. What will you be connecting it to? If you are connecting it to a tv does it have vga, dvi, hdmi?
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    SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    That mother board + cpu combo give you Intel HD4000 Graphics.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910230 $339.98
    ASRock H77M-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=H77M-ITX <---- another look at that board

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  3. jrwizbang said:
    What will you be connecting it to? If you are connecting it to a tv does it have vga, dvi, hdmi?

    I will be connecting it via HDMI. Why_Me, thank you for the items too, I will check them all out tomorrow after Ive gotten some rest. :)
  4. Went over Why_Me's setup.
    - I would like to get a horisontal mATX case.
    - How about the LGA 1155 T series(the energy efficient ones) - I would like them because I want to use passive CPU heatsink.

    What kind of PSU would I need in that case? 520W is looks very overkill with that setup and without a stand-alone GPU. Is there any reason you added that?
    Would something around 250W be sufficient?

    Otherwise the setup looks good! I will upate the first post with what I'd like to use. :)
  5. plekter said:
    Went over Why_Me's setup.
    - I would like to get a horisontal mATX case.
    - How about the LGA 1155 T series(the energy efficient ones) - I would like them because I want to use passive CPU heatsink.

    What kind of PSU would I need in that case? 520W is looks very overkill with that setup and without a stand-alone GPU. Is there any reason you added that?
    Would something around 250W be sufficient?

    Otherwise the setup looks good! I will upate the first post with what I'd like to use. :)

    The psu is over kill. I was going to throw a dedicated card in there and then I read your part about the integrated graphics so I threw in a chip that would get you HD4000.
  6. Yeah 520 is over kill but if you ever decide to get a dedicated card then you will be set.
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