Hello, the last PC I built was about 6 or 7 seven years ago. And now I want to build a new media centre pc.
What I have is;
My TV which can take an input from HDMI or standard PC input (I'm making the assumption either one will do for 1080p)
I have an 5.1 amp which can decode DTS and DD. With an Optical and Coaxial input.
I have my Harmony One remote which I would like to configure with it.
I do have a humax foxsat hdr box so no real need to record TV but it would be nice to able to connect this to the pc to pull the recorded programmes off.
The sole purpose is to sit under my tv and play hard drive backups of my DVD's, BluRays and from disc. Also to have an easy to use media player for all my music.
What I'm thinking of getting;
Antec Fusion Remote Media Center Case (£116.67)
Antec Fusion Remote Veris Black MATX Media Center Case - No PSU - Ebuyer
Nesteq Semi-Fanless ASM 450w PSU (£81.73)
ASUS M3N78-EM GeForce 8300 Socket AM2+ VGA DVI HDMI 8-channel Audio MATX Motherboard (£68.04)
ASUS M3N78-EM GeForce 8300 Socket AM2+ VGA DVI HDMI 8-channel Audio MATX Motherboard - Ebuyer
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 Energy Efficient 1MB L2 Cache Retail (£49.26)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 Energy Efficient 1MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer
Scythe Ninja II Heatpipe Cooler used fanless (£41.99)
OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC (£24.41)
OCZ 2GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!
Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Green Power (£79.99) x2
Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Green Power - Ebuyer
LG Electronics Blu-Ray & HD-DVD-Rom Combo 16x DVDRW Black SATA (£75.81)
LG Electronics Blu-Ray & HD-DVD-Rom Combo 16x DVDRW Black SATA - Retail Box With Software - Ebuyer
Is this all compatible and a good build for my needs, will it be able to play BluRay backups seemlessly?
Also I currently use XP pro and Ubuntu, I will want to use windows so which should I go for given what I'm going to use it for? XP or Vista and which version?
Thank you for any advice you can give.