I plan to build an HTPC for playing 1080p MKV and Blu-Ray in future. I plan to do this by taking the processor, motherboard, RAM and DVD Drive from my old PC and then adding in the rest. Then I put in a new processor, motherboard and RAM for my old PC.
Here are the components of my old PC that I wish to use for my HTPC
Intel Core2 6300 @ 1.86 GHZ
Intel DP965LT Motherboard
2GB DDR2 RAM
Samsung DVD Combo drive
Pinnacle PCTV 110i TV Tuner
And, I wish to put in the additional components to complete my HTPC
Cabinet: Zebronics Slim Series "Flair" LINK
Hard Disk: Samsung 1TB SATA 3.5"
Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 LINK
Remote: Logitech Universal Remote Harmony 525 LINK
Video Card: Powercolor HD 4350 512MB DDR-II
Point of View Geforce GT210 512MB DDR2
here are the doubts i have:
* Will my Motherboard fit into the Slim cabinet? The Intel website says that the form factor of the mother board is microATX and the zebronics website says that it supports microATX. But, Afterdawn says its a ATX board. I'm confused
Intel Link - LINK
Afterdawn Link - LINK
* Is Western Digital 1 TB better than Samsung?
* Is the 4350 a good choice for an HTPC video card? Or is the GT210 a better buy?