Now for my second build:
I have a home theater room with a large wall mounted plasma and seven in-wall/in-ceiling B&W speakers. My receiver and accessories (DVD, etc.) are in a closet. I want to build a Home Theater PC to go in the closet with my receiver, etc. I want to hook this up to my receiver via HDMI so I can watch movies on my plasma and/or listen to music - all from the PC stored media.
I've been looking at this case:
SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel LC10B-E ATX Media Center / HTPC Case (newegg item # N82E16811163118) - $104.99
I plan on putting a Blu-Ray/Dvd/CD burner in there and initially 2 or 3 1.5TB Hard Drives with room for expansion (it will hold 7).
I need help with the motherboard, processor, graphics card, and memory selection; as well as anything else I might need. My thinking (and I am probably wrong) is I really don't need these items to be the newest or fastest, etc. because all I really want to do is power this thing so I can store my movies & music on there and watch them when I want to.