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I'm thinking of putting a HTPC in my living room. Right now I am streaming stuff from the PC in my room. I'm using a smart TV. I do not have cable or satellite. We do have Netflix. What I want is something that I can store my moves on, play Bluray rentals (not that we do that often), watch movies and shows off of project free tv, cbs and nbc. Maybe allow my kids to run a nintendo emmulator but I do not want any real games. We have a gaming system in the bedroom.

Will this work for that? Also, with an i3, which is better for the video play back?

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16340969
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ordering everything from newegg is gonna cost you quite a bit of money. here, use pcpartpicker.com/ to find your parts and you could save quite a bit of money
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I've had really good luck with Newegg. No shipping usually. Good RMA policy.
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I see about $24 in shipping charges on that build from newegg.... $15 on just the case alone...
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Shipping isn't an issue. I'd rather pay a little extra for a company I like than buy from somewhere else for less but get shafted in the end with bad customer service, etc.
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post #6 of 9
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I'm thinking of putting a HTPC in my living room. Right now I am streaming stuff from the PC in my room. I'm using a smart TV. I do not have cable or satellite. We do have Netflix. What I want is something that I can store my moves on, play Bluray rentals (not that we do that often), watch movies and shows off of project free tv, cbs and nbc. Maybe allow my kids to run a nintendo emmulator but I do not want any real games. We have a gaming system in the bedroom.

Will this work for that? Also, with an i3, which is better for the video play back?

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=16340969

When I originally wanted a HTPC, I wanted a all in one sort of deal. Then I realized, it is not really optimal. Meaning, if I wanted to add a second HTPC, it would be a hassle because my first HTPC would have to always be on. So basically, I went with a client and server setup. So I would recommend starting out, storing your movies all on your local PC. Or if your budget is big enough, build or buy a cheap file server.

Now for the HTPC, I would not get that case. Look into getting a Antec ISK-150 (i think it's called) or if you dont want a dvd drive, grab a Mini-box with a pico PSU. Put a small hdd or ssd in there. you really do not need much for it. maybe like a 32GB-100GB. Something cheap. I also personally would put XBMC on it.

Does your smart TV have a netflix application that you can use? or is the HTPC for netflix as well?
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My TV has all of the apps on it and the ability to connect to my media server. Some Movies won't play because of the file format. Which is the main reason I want an HTPC. I thought about making a ubuntu server but I don't think that solves the file format issue. I'd like something that can stream movies no matter what format they are in without having to reformat the movie.
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I bought that case around 2 years ago, PSU was loud. The cheapest i3 will work just great. I have a g620 in a htpc and the only thing it can't do (i think) is 3D.
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Ok I just noticed this. I hope you did not order that motherboard yet. It has no HDMI or digital audio out on it...
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