It will be used for recording (and replaying) from TCL cable TV, pause and fast forward "live tv", play DVD/BDs and MP3s.
Will use HDMI out (with sound?) from onboard GF 9400 to Panasonic 37" plasma with RCA into HTPC from TCL decoder.
I intend to try MythTV first (I'm familiar with Linux) and then look at Win7 options if that doesn't do all I want.
CASE: OrigenAE H6 ATX $636.70
PSU: Enermax MODU82+ 625W CrossFire X (425 not available, 625 is) $283.50
MOTHERBOARD: DFI LANPARTY-JR GF9400-T2RS mATX $274.93 (I would have preffered the GA-E7AUM-DS2H but its not available in NZ/AU)
CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E7400 2.8GHZ 3M LGA775 OEM 65W $178.54
CPU COOLER: To be decided - THERMALRIGHT AXP-140 LOW PROFILE or Scythe Zipang 2 SCZP-2000 or Scythe Mini Ninja ~$150
CAPTURE CARD: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2200 PCIe $165.88 (I know this does freeview too but I only want the MPEG2 hardware encoder)
OPTICAL: LG GGW-H20L Super Multi Blu-ray DVD writer & HD DVD-ROM Drive $409.00
HDD: Western Digital WD15EADS 1.5TB 7200rpm 32MB SATA2 Greenpower $221.60
WIRELESS CARD: To be decided (PCIe, N capable)
(prices are unconfirmed from pricespy)