I finally decided I will build it. I got new job hehe.. so have more money coming in now
.. Plus recently tried to buy laptop, but I got it defected (it was missing power adapter) so I had to go back to store, they gave me another power adapter and it also didn't work.. so on the second day of this wonderful computer I return it to store and decided drop the laptop plan and realize my idea on HTPC first.
However there are few questions that I need help.
I want to build HTPC to just have one HTPC under my TV (well, maybe VHS player for old movies). But I want to get rid of my DVD player, Cable box from my CableTV provider (if that is possible, one of my questions). Want it to be clean and nice there.. just one thing that can do it all hehe.. I also want low noise..
---(I have two DVD player. One which I brought from Russia and it play all my Russian and European format DVDs, other is from USA and play any DVDs that I buy here.. but occasionally I get some DVD that I can't play on both.. and of course it only can play DVD format, which I don't like also.. want to have HTPC to watch my own made videos)
--My other thing is I want to vuew channels from my Cable TV provider on HTPC as well, if it is possible.. So that I will not have to switch all the time from my Cable Box for TV and to HTPC for all the rest (music, movie.. etc).
Now about Hardware.. and what do buy.
How good does it have to be? I guess I should get something decent to not have any problems with video playback.
This is another question that bothers me. If I will buy some good sound system for my TV (which I do plan in future). Do I really need good sound card for my HTPC or can this be handled by TV itself?where
Same thing about video card. Do I really need a good card (since I will not do gaming on it) for my HTPC? Do I just need something that I can support my TV resolution?
How about viewing HD movies? Do I need good card for this?
For the case, I been looking at some HTPC cases from SilverStone.. and some from Thermalmake... but what do you think would be good one for low noise?
I guess 2GB of Memory would be enough?
something around 400-500W
I have some DVD player and keyboard and mice that I can use for now (however I might buy some wireless keyboard for this). I also might buy Blu-ray drive in future. But not now, I don't even have any Blu-Ray dvds..
Anything else I would need?