Like an idiot I posted in the wrong section so this thread is a port to the correct section.
[Originally posted elsewhere but I have removed the link. ~Trotter]
But I will copy and paste the main parts over:
I am a little out of the loop with most components as the last time I had a PC built was 2006 so a lot has changed since then.
Here is my idea for what my Gaming HTPC hybrid should be able to do:
1)Running Ubuntu mainly (but will also be installing windows)
2)Plays 1080p (obviously)
3)Plays Blu-Ray discs (maybe burn them)
5)Possibly use for encoding
6)Quiet when not doing demanding tasks such as running games, quiet running during tv/movie playback really is a must
7)Use for gaming (ie Skyrim)
8)I have a 5.1 sound system and ideally I would like it connected straight to the PC (preferably using optical out)
9)Use as a server (so my laptop does not have to be on all the time), will have my external hdd case (with 2x2tb SPANNED hdds in) connected.
10)Remote Control use (may be a problem using ubuntu....)
11)Be able to watch TV shows (so will include a tuner card)
12) Low power usage when not doing demanding things (as I think the pc will be on most, if not all, of the time.
Decided components (this section can very easily be changed and most likely will be changed)
Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module)
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5 GHz Quad Core Processor (Socket 1155, 8MB L3 Cache, HyperThreading Technology, Retail)
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Lian Li PC-C32B Black HTPC Case
Lian Li PC C60 Chassis Review | KitGuru
Really unsure about this
Asus GeForce GTX 570 ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5
Kustom PCs Asus GeForce GTX 570 ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5
Really unsure about this
BeQuiet Pure Power L8 730W Power Supply BN183
OCZ-ZT750W-UK - 750W OCZ ZT Series Fully Modular PSU 80+ Bronze Certified ~85% Efficiency 140mm Fan 5 Year Warranty
After that I am a little hazy on what components would be ideally suited for my task.
I believe the rest of my shopping list is:
Sound Card (is this necessary?)
Wireless keyboard and mouse
As the onboard graphics are decent I think I may hold off on buying the graphics card until a later date.
Any equipment I have already listed is very open to suggestions and changes.
After some research I have found that my options are limited due to the Lian Li case only accomodating GPU cards of 270mm or less, so to find a small, quiet, cool, reliable card is tricky, however this seems to be quite good:
Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "GOOD Edition" 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Does anyone have experience with this card and if so, would it be a good choice?
The card is 267mm as stated here:
Products :: Gainward GeForceŽ GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5
Do you think 267mm is too close to 270mm?