Help with HTPC and Sound Card choice


Mar 9, 2008
Hello All,

I'm looking at building an HTPC somewhere in the near future. This is what I have put together. Good Blu-Ray and audio quality are definitely something I want within a good price range.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb - $119.99

HT OMEGA CLARO Plus+ 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $174.99
ASUS Xonar D1 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $89.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500 - $34.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core Processor $59.99

LG Black 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L - $159.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified - $49.99

Foxconn A7DA-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - $104.99

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel LC13B-E ATX Media Center / HTPC Case $102.99

Total I believe is around $780

Will most likely get the Logitech z-5500 as well, haven't decided. All depends on what I do with current speakers etc

Any feedback is much appreciated, thanks!