Ok to hell with the case I'll make do with a bog standard one until I can come up with something nicer. Here's my initial spec feel free to point out any potential problems or alternative suggestions. This machine will be for the usual DVD playback duties and dscaling other sources via s-video ( PS2 Xbox SVHS digibox etc) Later I'll probably pop in another larger HD for jukebox duties. mobo Asus TUSL2 (I've got an asus a7v in my other machine and its been great) PIII tualatin 1.13GHz ( my other machine is an athalon so fancied a change) 512 PC133 ram (probably borrow a stick from my main machine initially might make do with 256M) Radion VE (might want a dual headed DVI, VGA card but I want to avoid blowing a lot of dough on a card thats overspecc'd for the job) sound card...( something reliable to simply pass digital to my reciever???) liteon dvd drive ( cheap and does the job) falcon capture card ( seems to be the best for dscaler any others ?) 40Gb HD (ata100 7200rpm 2MB cache type ) decent wireless keyboard/mouse W2K Os ( I already have it on my other machine any reason not to) Theatertek dvd player ( usual bits and bobs powerstrip , dvdgenie etc) Quiet PSU (300W at least) quietPC coolers and possibly a HD quiet case too. Future plans...dual head it :small TFT screen and the PJ ( ae100 initially). Jukebox duties , nice flash case ( buy or make) voice recognition system , off-board 200disc autochanger, cranial massager, closed loop display profiler and LUT builder. ok I'm joking about the cranial massager but any suggestions or advice are welcome. Want to get the bits in the next few days as I'm getting busier all the time at work.