CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory (may get one 8gb stick instead)..
LIAN LI Black PC-C50B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS F2A85-M/CSM Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified (I have this power supply already)
1) When it comes to 7.1 surround sound to my pioneer vsx-1021-k receiver. I've read in several places that I cannot run 7.1 through spdif. My question is will the HDMI on the motherboard work? Or do I need a dedicated graphics card for this?
2) Is a 500watt power supply to much? What would you recommend?
3) Will this computer be loud? I'd really like to keep it very quiet, so I need recommendations. I realize the cpu fan is loud from what everyone is saying.