I'm about to build my first HTPC and thought I'd get some tips first before buying all the components.
Play back all sorts of media
TV Tuner & PVR (freeview with epg)
HDMI - Video and Audio through one cable
DVD (and be able to copy my dvds onto the hard drive)
Minimal gaming... I've got the PS3 for that already (and for blu-ray)
I'd love to run this as a Mythbuntu setup, but from all the searching I've done I can't seem to find a motherboard that will play well with Linux also support both Audio and Video through the HDMI cable. I might just use windows 7 for ease of setup and hardware compatibility. Perhaps later I'll add on a video card that is better supported by Linux and experiment with that.
Case: Silverstone Grandia GD04B
Power supply: Corsair VX450W (just added one of these to my current rig and like how quiet it is)
Motherboard: GA-MA785GM-US2H (from what I can tell, does both video and audio on the HDMI output)
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8GHz (Should be enough for anything I'm running on it)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken (fits the case and the optical drive)
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 64mb cache (have heard good things)
TV Tuner: Hauppauge HVR-2200 (have heard it's the best for Freeview)
DVD Drive: Not sure yet
Remote: Not sure yet
Mouse/Keyboard: Logitech Mediaboard Pro for PS3 (for both my PS3 and the HTPC)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Am I forgetting anything? Will this setup work well for the listed requirements?