HTPC/Emulation ~$1500

Approximate Purchase Date: Over next few months
Budget Range: 1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Streaming 1080p video, Downloading video and music, Playing emulators up to PS2 and Wii, Pc games occasional Diablo 3 WoW
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,, tigerdirect
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Parts Preferences:
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments:
Would like to use SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Grandia Series SST-GD08B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Would like to have lots of storage 9-12tb thinking 3tb drives for this also was thinking a ssd for OS and other software ~60gb. Can go some over budget as I will be buying parts over the next few weeks to months. This is not my first build but it has been about 6 years since i built a pc and I am not up to date on all the tech out now so I am open to all hardware suggestions for mobo, pcu, gpu, ram, tv tuner, etc
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  1. Did you ever do this build? IF so, what HSF/cooler did you end up using? I'm curious if a liquid cooler like an Antec Kuhler would work in there.
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