After extensive research and a few posts for ideas I have decided to build my first HTPC. I am looking to build a quiet HTPC to replace my cable subscription. I have 4 tvs at home and one desktop computer running Windows 7 Home Premium.
Approximate Purchase Date: over time but final build by March (2013)
Budget Range: 500-800 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching and recording HD & SD cable TV, Watching DVDs/Blurays, Watching Web Content (Netflix, Hulu) Web Browsing
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or newegg.com
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (LG 42 in PLASMA 3D TV)
Additional Comments: It needs to be quiet and use less power. I'd use a mouse and keyboard and a remote.