Your Very First HTPC? But Where do You Start?

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Hi guys, newbie here...
I have a question that tell you the little knowledge I have, so please understand.
I'm kind of a videophile, but with extremely limited budget, but happen to have a 7.1 denon receiver, so I'm interested on playing the most popular video formats (usually high bitrate x264 or MPEG-4 AVC Video) and any kind of lossy and looseless audio format, including DTS MA & dolby True HD Passthrough.
So I want to build the cheapest HTPC possible without sacrificing performance=audio/Video reproduction quality (may use Internet browser and stuff, but no games nor any demanding app other than the player).
So my question is this:
knowing you can boot Linux from a pen drive, Can you build an HTPC without a Hard Drive or RAM memory using only 1 or 2 pen drives I already have and never use?

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