Hello everyone! I am currently using a 5+ year old PC as a makeshift HTPC and am wanting to build one from scratch. The main uses for it will be to watch recorded HD OTA through Sage TV as well as watching Hulu/Netflix streaming and things like Pandora and other internet radio stations. I've built a couple of desktop PCs before but it's been a few years. Never built an HTPC so I'm not sure if I'm heading in the right direction.
nMediaPC HTPC 1000B Micro ATX Media Center Case
AMD Athlon II X2 Regor 3.0GHz 2x1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core
Gigabyte 785G AM3 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Integrated ATI Radeon HD 4200 on the mobo. If necessary, I could also take the nVidia 8800GT from my gaming PC.
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 1066 RAM
1 for the OS drive WD 80GB 7200rpm 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Bare Drive - OEM and 1 for storage (recorded TV, music, photos, etc.) WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Bare Drive - OEM
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 370W ATX12V 80 PLUS Power Supply
Already have a Hauppauge Win-TV HVR-1600
I will be using Windows 7 Home edition when it comes out on later this month.
Will the stock heatsink/fan that comes with the CPU work well enough?
Are two hard drives necessary or should I just go with the 1.5TB drive by itself?
Will the integrated graphics be enough?
Any ideas on a silent or very quiet DVD drive? I may be getting a PS3 in the future also, so it would handle any blu-ray needs.
Does anyone have any suggestions on a keyboard mouse combo for this? I've looked at something like the diNovo mini but it gets mixed reviews and seems expensive.
Anything else I'm missing?
Sorry for all the quesitons.