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Well, Im new to this stuff but down the road I'm thinking of doing this. In couple of months Im getting sandy bridge setup and going to use my current parts I have now for my HTPC thing is would it be good enough for it? The parts Im going to use is:

i7920
Asus P6T Deluxe v2
6 gigs of ram
2 tb HD (Buying this)
and my back up 460 gtx 1gb
Case (Dunno yet)
Corsair 850 TX

I want to run movies tv shows etc etc smooth and also what good case should I get?
X-Burner v4
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell Asrock Z87 Extreme6  EVGA GeForce GTX690 Signature  Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB DDR3 1600 Cas7  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 256GB 2x Samsung 830 256GB Crucial M4 256GB 3x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB  SAMSUNG 24X DVD±R DVD Burner  Corsair H80i (Push/Pull) Windows 8.1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC i2757FH Ducky Zero Shine w/ Nyan Cat Corsair 1200AX Silverstone FT04B-W 
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Razer Deathadder Chroma  Steelseries Qck Mass Fiio E9/Fiio E17 Dock  Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Premium 600 OHM 
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Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0  
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Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell Asrock Z87 Extreme6  EVGA GeForce GTX690 Signature  Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB DDR3 1600 Cas7  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 256GB 2x Samsung 830 256GB Crucial M4 256GB 3x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB  SAMSUNG 24X DVD±R DVD Burner  Corsair H80i (Push/Pull) Windows 8.1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC i2757FH Ducky Zero Shine w/ Nyan Cat Corsair 1200AX Silverstone FT04B-W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma  Steelseries Qck Mass Fiio E9/Fiio E17 Dock  Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Premium 600 OHM 
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Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0  
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post #2 of 4
For an HTPC? Good enough? That's overkill x 20

As for a case...plenty of threads on that below that are still relevant. Not much has changed for HTPC cases in the last year.
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i7920 DO 4.0/1.26V (191x21) Asus P6T MSI Twin Frozr III GTX570 Corsair 6GB DDR3/1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
128GB Falcon SSD / 1TB HDD Win 7 Pro Acer 22" Wide Razor Lycosa 
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Corsair 750w HAF 932 Wolfking Trooper Laser 2400DPI 
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i7920 DO 4.0/1.26V (191x21) Asus P6T MSI Twin Frozr III GTX570 Corsair 6GB DDR3/1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
128GB Falcon SSD / 1TB HDD Win 7 Pro Acer 22" Wide Razor Lycosa 
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Corsair 750w HAF 932 Wolfking Trooper Laser 2400DPI 
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post #3 of 4
Definitely overkill. Even a single core CPU could handle some lower bluray encodes if you back them up. If you want it to do more, than a dual core is best but an i7 is totally overkill lol. All you need is about 2 gigs of ram to be fully safe, too.
My System
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AMD Thuban 1090T @ 4.100Ghz MSI 890FX Zotac GTX 570 815/1635 8Gb DDR3 G.Skill RipJaws OCd at 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64Gb C300 SSD & 3TB Some LG DVD drive Windows 7 Professional x64 21.5" Asus & 2x Dell Ultra2001FPSs 
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1100 Watt Kingwin Modular PSU RaidMax Dirktooth (Smilodon) Razer Diamondback 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64Gb C300 SSD & 3TB Some LG DVD drive Windows 7 Professional x64 21.5" Asus & 2x Dell Ultra2001FPSs 
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1100 Watt Kingwin Modular PSU RaidMax Dirktooth (Smilodon) Razer Diamondback 
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Seriously? If you would have looked at any 5 posts on the front page of this section your answer would have been answered..
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Phenom II 965 Asrock 870 Extreme3 Sapphire 6850 sniper 2x4gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD blue 500gb cheap dvd-rw 7 x64 21" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
KA-558 Antec TP-750 NZXT Gamma MX518 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac Ripper 
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Athlon II x2 240 Biostar A870u3 2x2gb gb ddr1066 Samsung h154ui 
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Samsung 204ui Western Digital WD10 EADS Western Digital WD20 EARS Western digital WD2500 
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Western Digital Blue 500gb dvd burner Windows 7 x64 Remote Desktop 
PowerCaseOther
Antec EA500-d Norco 470 Flexraid 
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Athlon II x4 620 ASUS M3A78-EM 5450 G.Skil 2x2gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb none Windows 7 x64 46" lcd 
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RII Antec EarthWatts EA-380 Norco 420 Polk Audio Monitor50 x5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 965 Asrock 870 Extreme3 Sapphire 6850 sniper 2x4gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD blue 500gb cheap dvd-rw 7 x64 21" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
KA-558 Antec TP-750 NZXT Gamma MX518 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Athlon II x2 240 Biostar A870u3 2x2gb gb ddr1066 Samsung h154ui 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 204ui Western Digital WD10 EADS Western Digital WD20 EARS Western digital WD2500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb dvd burner Windows 7 x64 Remote Desktop 
PowerCaseOther
Antec EA500-d Norco 470 Flexraid 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x4 620 ASUS M3A78-EM 5450 G.Skil 2x2gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb none Windows 7 x64 46" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
RII Antec EarthWatts EA-380 Norco 420 Polk Audio Monitor50 x5 
AudioAudioOther
Polk Audio Monitor 30 x2 Bic F12 sub Acoustic Research ARRX18G 
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