HTPC quiet with Full Desktop Power


Limp Gawd
Jul 16, 2005
Ok I'm looking to build a new computer which I want to be quiet enough to be able to put on my desktop yet also be able to play games. I'm looking to do some moderate overclocking as well. Here's what I'm thinking, tell me what you think:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1.8GHz + Case Badges – $= 151.99 (Free Shipping + 3 year warranty)

JetWay A210GDMS Socket 939 ATI RS480 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard – $88.99 (+shipping)

BFG GeForce 6600 GT OC 128MB GDDR3/PCI-E/TV-Out/Dual-DVI (Retail Box) – $223 (Free Shipping)

*Seasonic S12-380 S12 Series 380W 380 Watt ATX Power Supply - $69.98 (+Shipping)

Zalman USA (CNPS7000B-Cu) – $41.66 (+shipping)

Aspire X-QPACK Portable 3 Window Case – Silver - 420W P/S – $92.99 (+shipping)

*2 Western Digital WD Caviar WD1600JD 160GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive *** Free 2nd Day *** – $83, x2 $166 (free shipping)

2 Enermax clear blade 120mm Fan with Speed Control - $14.95, x2 $29.90

W/O Hard drives & Power Supply: $628.53
W/O Hard Drives: $698.51
W/O Power Supply: $794.53
Total Cost: $864.51

The items I'm leaving off this list include my
DVD Drive , my ram, my mouse and keyboard (original microsoft natural keyboard and wireless intellimouse explorer 2.0), I'll also be taking over my Audigy gamer from my old compy.

The reason I have the powersupply and harddrives starred is because they're items that don't necessarily have to be purchased initially... depending on how frugal I feel. I'm looking at the BFG because I'm willing to go for the lifetime warranty. My friend had a GF4 Ti4200 which died and they replaced it with an FX 5950. Even though I have all of this priced out and 4 different totals, I can still be swayed on all the items, just find me something better. Much thanks :D.