Hi guys, Having just purchased a new 32¨ LCD I am not saving up and planning to build a HTPC. I want it to replace my Humax Freeview recorder, my Xbox running XBMC and my DVD player. It will be used for the following Watch & Upscale DVD´s to 720p Watch & Upscale TV/Film DIVX files to 720p Stream MP3´s from NAS (already got this) Record/Pause etc TV Future - Blu-Ray and/or HD-DVD drives added. Future - Rip BRD & HD-DVD to NAS or internal drive. Future - possible re-encode ripped HD media to 720p It will also be used as a PC (email and stuff) but only very rarely as it´s going to live in my lounge. It will also play the odd game, but I´m not too fussed on a huge spec to cope with the latest games as anything I build now will be 100x better than my current PC! Overall I want to see how cheap I can make a system that will do this. This is the spec I have come up with so far - plz let me know what you think and suggest any alternatives or glaring mistakes! CASE: Looking at these - Extra Value Black Opera ATX Desktop Case 500W PSU (20+4 pin) - £39.98 http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=125291 or Extra Value Sonata MATX MediaCenter Case - With 220W PSU 20+4pin - £39.99 http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/127950 CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (2.1GHz) Socket AM2 Energy Efficient L2 1MB (2x512KB) Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £42.25 MOTHERBOARD: ECS RS485M-M V1.0 Socket AM2 Sata onboard VGA (Radeon X300-based) and Audio (Realtek ALC655 6-Channel audio) mATX - £28.42 HDD: Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 7200RPM OEM - £64.95 Memory: Kingston 1GB DDR2 533MHz PC2 4200 Non ECC CL4 1.8V Unbuffered Dimm 240 pin - £20.45 Tuner Card: Hauppauge WinTV Nova T 500 Dual digital DVB T PCI TV Tuner card - £54.95 Total - £251 I already have WinXP and MCE2005 but will probably go with one of the free MCE clones, like GBPVR (I think it´s called) or a Linux version so s/w is sorted. I know this will be a pretty low spec compared to some peoples systems, but if it can accomplish what I need and will be quiet enough to use in my lounge then I would be happy. There are PCI slots available for maybe a better VGA card and I was wondering if the VGA connection will give me a good picture onto my LCD or should I consider a better VGA card with HDMI out? Also, SPDIF out would be good to connect to my Amp. Well, there you go, please advise away as I am sure I need it!