Budget Range: $850 Including Rebates; Before Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Window Media Center DVR with 2 OTA tuners/ AVCHD home video editing/ Video Encoding via Handbrake software/ web browsing/ MS Office.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: All parts except Silverstone GD05 HTPC case
Do you need to buy OS: No (Windows 7 64 bit)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon
Location: Newark, Ca (San Francisco Bay Area)
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Western Digital HDD storage
SLI or Crossfire: ?
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x768
Additional Comments: I'm planning on building an HTPC running WMC 7 24/7 as an OTA 2 tuner HD DVR, and hopefully be able to use the same system to web browse, use MS Office, and occasioally edit home movies nativelly in AVCHD format. My first question is whether or not this is going to be possible an a budget of $850? Second, if it is, is the system I am proposing below work for my needs? Will I be able to overclock with the proposed low profile cooler? Any advice is welcome. I'm not new to technology but this is my first pc build from scratch.