So I am really just starting to get my head around this but if money was not object (it never is) how about a survey on what the best items are for a HCPC obviously taking into consideration compatibility to an extent. Here are some of my conclusions, anyone else: Processor 3.0 GHZ intel/AMD RAM 1GB min Hard Drive 160GB min O/s XP Prof DVD Player Theatretek front end - XLobby DVD catalogue - DVD profiler Graphics Card - ATI 9800 XT ? overkill ? Does it do scalling to 1080i DVI HDMI output ? PVR card ? Freeview card ? NTL Cable card ? DVD/CD Rom writer/reader? HCPC case - UVEM classic case CD catalogue - itunes INputs - Firewire USB2 ?? Keyboard - wireless ?? Windows Media 10 player for whd In trying tobuild up to the ultimate HCPC, i thought it would be good to start to go for the right case and DVD ROM player with the theatretek sw and something that would play HiDef content files output to 1080i, then build from there. Any suggestions on how i achieve this and a little future proofing to keep the boss in doors happy. ? thanks i look forward to your feedback. Or is it a case these days where you just go get one built full spec and bite down hard on everything ?