Budget Range: no fixed budget limit. May be £1000/- excluding monitor, keyboard and mouse.
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Internet during, hd movies, occasionally games
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:no preference
Parts Preferences:have selected few parts;
Corsair Obsidian Case 800d
Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard
Intel Core i7 (3770) 3.4GHz
Kingston Technology 16GB 1600MHz DDR3
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W Power Supply Unit
Will add SSD, Bluray
SLI or Crossfire:
Monitor Resolution: I have a samsung led TV which I am thinking of using as monitor. (1920/1080)
Additional Comments:quiet pc
Not sure if these parts are going to work together. If not any suggestions?
Struggling to choose graphic card and what cooling to use. Any suggestions?
It's safe to say that any machine with SLI or Crossfire is not going to be quite under any circumstance other than being turned off.
That said, the build you are proposing has built-in video in the form of the on-board HD4000 (i7-3770) and will adequately run the internet and HD movies for you. It will also play some games adequately but not the more graphics intensive games like Crysis and BF3.
Since a goal of any HTPC is "quiet", the build you have suggested is already there. You can add a single card such as the Nvidia GTX 660ti and gain a substantial amount of gaming performance (not to mention better video decode from your BluRay player) but it will add some fan noise. the nice thing about it is the noise will be minimal until you start seriously gaming, at that point, the noise is not really an issue IMHO.
As ilysaml said, overkill. Oddly enough overkill in some/most areas and not enough in others. i7 for surfing? i3 and pentiums are plenty for that. Light gaming with no GPU? Bad idea. 16GBs of ram for blu ray videos?
I'd build with an i5, 8GBs (or 16GBs if you have the money and don't mind spending it.), and a quiet GTX650TI or 7770. If really used for an HTPC you also need much more hdd space. A single 1TB will fill up to fast, more so if you will be ripping Blu rays to the drive. Put the OS on the SSD, use a blue drive for any programs, and load up on 2-4TB green drives for space. Trust me, a HTPC can never have enough space.
Thanks for all the useful comments. Agree it probably is an overkill. Guess was excited at the thought of building it myself. I just want a fast all-round PC.
I will look into the recommended options. Liked advice on SSD/HD and PSU. Makes good sense. Will follow.
I'm not sure if you can order from Newegg in the UK.
The CPU is a quad core processor that will be perfect for what you're doing. The video card I chose isn't expensive and will play Call of Duty and other minor games well. The case doesn't have any glaring lights that will affect your movie viewing experience.