G'day All,

What a great forum you guys have here! I am a total newb and I am trying to build my dream HTPC I am not a gamer but I do want to incorporate gaming into the finished product. After much surfing and research I have put a parts list together.

Case: SilverStone Crown CW03<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H<o:p></o:p>
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core 4850E
Memory: Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX<o:p></o:p>

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG ECOGREEN F2 HD154UI 1.5TB<o:p></o:p>
BluRay Optical Drive: LITE ON SATA 4X Blu-ray Disc Triple Writer
Pioneer BDR-202BK<o:p></o:p>

GPU: NVIDIA BFGR981024GX2E<o:p></o:p>
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe
PSU: SilverStone ST1000-NV
CPU Cooler & cooling fans: Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler and Noctua fans
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Keyboard & Mouse: IOGEAR Long Range Media Centre Desktop


It is going to take some extreme penny pinching to come up with the dosh to build this bad boy so I am trying to avoid buying the wrong bits, also living in Mallorca everything has to be shipped :(. The first questions I have are is the Mobo and processor the best choice, the HTPC will be running on multi user Windows networks. I m also now researching TV tuner cards for both Terrestrial and satellite so all help and suggestions will be much appreciated. Once I get the hardware sorted I'll be bouncing over to the software forums where I am totally out of my depth.

Cheers,

Chris