let me know what you guys think. I'm not too concerned about cost, but as you can tell I'm looking for something ultra silent, and hopefully will last me a couple of years watching blu-ray and HD movies etc etc
as for your question, no, I plan on getting only a single tuner... currently in the process of switching providers, so I can't decided on which yet. hell if they all piss me off I may just get a some streaming subs and say "to hell with cable!" lol.
oh yes, good catch on the mobo additionally, what's the major difference between the A6 3500 and the 3850? also, would it really be that loud even at stock? like I said I typically run wind-mill gaming rigs so my usual definition of quiet's a bit different haha
Well the A6-3500 was tried and tested for 3D Blu Ray and as far as integrated graphics performance/watt/$$ wise it currently is the best but i suppose if you are cool with toning settings down for that rare game cutting down from an A8 wouldn't be so bad ^^
hmm, well, I mainly went with the A8 for longevity... same reason why I didn't go for a i3 2120 (my top pick for that rare game ). anyway, I was mainly thinking that I'd like to have a half decent quad core so that this machine will still be able to handle most day to day tasks for years to come.
but you do make a good point, aside from the CPU, and mobo, all the other components are top quality and can be easily reused in say 3 years
If you have cable I strongly suggest the silicondust triple HD network tuner or ceton quad HD tuner. Both use cable cards, can access premium channels/HD,work great.with.media center and can share tuners with other PCs on the network.
There are a number of those htpc keyboard/remotes, as well as free apps that.let you use an Android phone as a.touchpad/keyboard over wifi. Works great