help my choose my internals :)

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first time building a HTPC however have built many a desktop, got a new tv,amp and speakers on the way and would like to have a simple HTPC setup to play music, watch the odd film off and possibly general web surfing, i got a desktop for doing my gaming so no gaming power really needed however wouldnt mind if there was the ability to have a quick game on there :) only thing chosen so far is the case :) Lian Li PC-C32, for the price i think it looks ok.

aslong as it can output music at a good quality and also play high def films without to much strain i would be happy :)

any thoughts or comments welcome :)

thanks
 
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Just been looking at the case. It looks nice but big for a HTPC. why not look for something a little smaller and cheaper. The new PC-C36 looks nice and is alot thinner. Maybe check out some of the silverstones.
Just wondering in terms of what motherboard to look for - ATX or MATX. Also would you be looking to overclock as that case has enough height to get some good cooling in.
Is power consumption and noise an issue?
 
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Pioneer BDC-202BK 5x BD-ROM + 12x12 DVD±RW Serial ATA Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) - OEM Pioneer BDC-202BK 5x BD-ROM + 12x12 DVD±RW Serial ATA Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) - OEM £72.99
(£85.76) £72.99
(£85.76)
OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK) OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK) £22.99
(£27.01) £45.98
(£54.02)
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G Micro-ATX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 780G Micro-ATX (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £52.99
(£62.26) £52.99
(£62.26)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.20GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail £34.99
(£41.11) £34.99
(£41.11)
Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD501LJ) Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD501LJ) £45.99
(£54.04) £45.99
(£54.04)
Corsair VX 450W ATX PSU (CMPSU-450VXUK) Corsair VX 450W ATX PSU (CMPSU-450VXUK) £39.99
(£46.99) £39.99
(£46.99)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI) (30SB079200000) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI) (30SB079200000) £24.99
(£29.36) £24.99
(£29.36)
Silverstone Lascala LC13B HTPC Case - Black Silverstone Lascala LC13B HTPC Case - Black £76.99
(£90.46) £76.99
(£90.46)
Sub Total : £394.91
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.95
VAT is being charged at 17.5% VAT : £71.38
Total : £479.24

Otherwise get an Antec Fusion with PSU included.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-091-AN&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=

This should be more than capable for what you want to do and allow plenty of expansion.
 
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