Originally Posted by Toss3
Looks nice, but you forgot the most important part of any htpc; the case!
And the ram you chose is also a bit too much for a htpc, I'd recommend going for something cheaper(you won't see any benefit from going with faster memory). The psu is also more powerful than what you actually need.
Look at my OP, I put a case in there!
Mono, I totally agree with what you're saying. I'd love to have a file server and a separate HTPC one day, but I'll have to combine the two for right now. What I thought about doing was taking my 74GB Raptor drive to use for the HTPC Vista installation, and then using the 500GB HDD just for music, movies, etc so when I do have a file server ready, I can just plug and play.