I would like to build an HTPC. Eventually I would like it to play bluray and eventually 3d movies. I also would like to add a TV tuner at some point. I don't however have the resources to do all of that right now. The core pieces of hardware should be able to accomplish that however. To start with it will just stream hulu and netflix and I would like to put all my movies on a hard drive for it. I do have an old desktop that should be able to provide the RAM, Hard Drive and DVD drive. My question is what kind of processor and graphics card should I get? THis is what I was looking at. Is it extra powerful? Do I need a better graphics card?
nVidia GeForce GT 240
Intel core i5-750 2.66 GHz
Open to suggestion for a motherboard
Would like a case like this onebut am open to suggestions.
Will need advice on a tv tuner eventually
Do I need an audio card?
When I was looking at this I think the power consumption will be close if not above that of the power supply that comes in the case. Is it possible to get a better power supply that fits in a case like the one I showed?
Im thinking of running linux with mythtv and xbmc connected by mythbox. Does anyone have any experience with that? Is there a better option?