Hello guys, great forum! I need to repurpose my office, and rather than sell off my desktop I was wanting to convert it to an HTPC. Goal would be to either have this supplement my satellite package or cut it out completely. (Use Netflix, Hulu, ESPN3, Boxee app etc) I see that a lot of people recommend getting an HTPC case and reusing existing components in it. That would be nice, but I have no problem using the existing case. Here is some basic info on my PC.... OS Win 7 Home Premium CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 Mainboard Manufacturer: Foxconn Model: 2AB1 Chipset: AMD 785g Southbridge: AMD SB700 LPICIO: ITE IT8721 Memory Type: DDR3 Size: 8gb Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 405 (1gb) I ran a CPU-Z report, so I can post additional info if needed. I assume I need the following... internal HDMI card Blue-Ray drive TV Tuner card Remote Update graphics card? (Ive never had issues viewing content with the existing card, but I assume in this re-purposed role it may need something better) Is there anything else I need? Is there anything else to consider? Thanks in advance for any help or advice.