How to make HTPC on windows 8

What components will i need to make an HTPC on windows 8? Will a TV tuner and a wireless card do? I am looking to replace my cable tv box (that records shows, has channel surfing menu, etc.) with my computer to save some money. I do not know what other parts I might need and what softwares I would need to get this to work on a windows 8 pc.
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  1. This is the build I built for myself for $300. It cannot fit a TV tuner or wireless, its only for pure playback only:

    - Antec ISK 300 w/ 95w adapter
    - 4GB KVR 1333MHz, auto downclocked to 1066MHz
    - Gigabyte H61N-USB3
    - Samsung 830 64GB
    - Intel G540
    - Win 8 Pro for $15.

    If you want a TV tuner and all the trimmings you need an mATX case, an mATX/ATX board and an i3.
  2. NV88 said:
    This is the build I built for myself for $300. It cannot fit a TV tuner or wireless, its only for pure playback only:

    - Antec ISK 300 w/ 95w adapter
    - 4GB KVR 1333MHz, auto downclocked to 1066MHz
    - Gigabyte H61N-USB3
    - Samsung 830 64GB
    - Intel G540
    - Win 8 Pro for $15.

    If you want a TV tuner and all the trimmings you need an mATX case, an mATX/ATX board and an i3.

    I'm confused, my original question was what I would need to make an HTPC on windows 8, not a regular computer. I already know how to make make a regular computer, but thanks for the input anyways.
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