Just hoping for some insight with these parts for my first HD HTPC
MOBO: ECS A780GM-A 780G $111.38
RAM: 2GB DDR2-800 $36.45
CPU: AMD Athlon X2 5050e 2.60GHz $129.99
HDD: Western Digital 1.5TB $208.44
Also whats the best tuner to go for picture quality wise the hvr2200 or the nova t 500? or any other recommendations.
Would 4GB of ram be better? Do any tuners come with a ir blaster (for my sky decoder)?
What I plan to do is use this for watching/recording freeview and sky (with an old PVR-150 that was given to me) and in the future blu-ray movies and possibly 720/1080p mkv files.
Im trying to keep the price under $900 (but can go a little higher if needed) including a case and psu so any help with cost cutting would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone have a recommendation for a case?
Thanks in advance for any advice.