That's exactly what I think I will do,
I don't live in the UK, but Sweden, so I can get from the UK, for a bit more money...
Do you have any tips on Chassis, something small and discreet... I have been looking around and found a few, but I am just wondering if you have any tips.
How about power supply? Any tips on that? Silent of course...
Do you think an on board graphics card will stream Blue Ray well enough? Do I need 512 of the card, or will 256 do it?
In my PC at home, I have a sparkle graphics card, any feelings about using one of them, as I understand it's just like Nvidia, same arch and drivers, but half the price.
Any tips are appreciated.
I´m from sweden too.
As for a stylish chassi I can recommend Omaura LV5. Look like a professional hifi gear.
There is also some ASUS barebones that should work well. Pretty nice looking too.
Silent PSUs are hard to find and pretty expensive. At least if you choose a fanless PSU.
I´m experimenting with a professional PSU that soo far seem promising.
Another alternative is to buy a picoPSU and an external switching power supply.
For a MB with onboard nvidia 7050 and an AMD BE CPU you can choose a 120W PSU. It will be enough to make your MD work good.
As for graphics performance and manufacturer. Use Nvidia chip based cards. It´s enough with a 7000-series with 256MB of ram.
Built in or external doesn´t really matter in my opinion.