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Posted: Sep 27 2010, 01:15 PM
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I am wondering if I could get someone to knowledgeably give me some advice on what kind of codecs I should install on my new HTPC build. These are the specs.

MOBO - Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 (purchased)
PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W (purchased) (I got a deal... $60 off Newegg)
CPU - Intel i3-540 retail ($99 @ local store. is this a good deal/processor for what I need)
MEMORY - OCZ Flex II 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3FXT1600LV4GK (Purchased)
BluRay - ASUS 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-08B1ST (purchased) (thanks to Tommy V for the suggestion)
CASES - Open to suggestion (don't want to break the bank. would rather spend the $ on more important components)
GRAPHICS - Planning on going with onboard initially
OS - Windows 7 x64
Hard Drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200 RPM 32MB (already own that is filled with media)

I will need 1080p playback, good support for most commonly file formats, Bluray playback, etc.
I have vlc and xbmc already installed. I plan to use XBMC for most everything I do on this computer except live tv, which I will use Media center 7. I am thinking just the FULL install of k-lite, but if anyone has any other suggestions or confirmations, it would be appreciated.

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