I am planning on building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) probably around February because I will be poor from the holidays until then. Here is my proposed list of components on newegg: newegg. I don't plan on adding the video card or sound card right away to reduce costs and also because the MOBO can handle both initially. I'm going to eventually want a video card because I'd like to rip my Blu-ray onto the HDD. Also expecting an additional HDD in the future. Should I just add another drive or RAID the two in RAID-0 which would just make it easier to buy the 2nd one in the beginning.
I'd like your feedback on the component, whether they should work well or not. I'm planning on loading ubuntu on there with XBMC, any thoughts on that?