I am thinking about building my first HTPC, well buying the parts and handing them to a competent mate anyway. I have had enough of DVD cabinets taking up room and I want to put everything on a HTPC and bung all the DVDs and blu rays in the loft out the way. I have around 200 blu rays and a similar amount of DVDs and I want to rip them all so I'm going to need a fair few hard drives. From what I have found 6 bays is the most i can get into a PC case which I think should be fine, presumably i can add a NAS at a later date if needed? I'm not overly confident when it comes to the more in depth PC stuff but I have come up with the following spec. Intel 2120 i3 sandybridge processor 2x2GB 1333 DDR3 ram Zotac H67ITx-C motherboard Coolermaster 500W performace quiet PSU Lian Li PC-Q08B case Samsung SH-B123L blu ray drive 6X2tb HDs What I want from the HTPC is to play movies mainly with some internet browsing and you tube streaming, I have Sky so I don't need a TV tuner, I will be connecting to a Panasonic plasma, Sony AV receiver which is not HD so has optical and coaxial inputs. I do want it to be fairly quiet as its going into the lounge and I plan to use XBMC and control it with my harmony one remote and a HP remote receiver. I don't want to go over the top with components, I chose the zotac board because its the only I could find that I could connect 7 HDs (6 3.5 and 1 2.5) but if anything is too much for what I require I'm happy to downgrade and save a few quid as the total is topping £500 atm. Any help or input is greatly appreciated.