Help with HTPC - Recommendations Please

Hi,

I'd like to put an HTPC together that I can use to watch some high def content and divx etc; play games (resolution 1366X768) as well as record
using a pvr tv card. What components should I be looking for. I have to build from scratch. Case, Mobo, AMD or Intel, Tvcard, HDD, graphics card etc....

Also what sort of TV card sould I be looking at? Is there a card with a rfemote that can be programmed so I can lounch appications such as winamp, powerdvd etc and control them as well....

All suggestions would be appreciyated.

NB. Dont want do braek the bank, something resonable.....

Thanks
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  1. how much are you willing to spend? how hardcore of a gamer are you? and your going to watch tv on this pc but are you going to be saving alot of tv shows, movies ect. on it? if i know that the i can help you.
  2. I'm thinking of putting together a htpc myself.budget around 3000 $.Here's what i've come up with so far.
    SONY KDL-26S2010 BRAVIA LCD
    COOLERMASTER RC-732 PRAETORIAN 732 SILVER
    THERMALTAKE W0105 TOUGHPOWER 700W
    ABIT AB9 PRO
    INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6600 2.40 GHZ LGA775 - 1066 FSB - BOX
    OCZ pc 5400 2x1 gb
    SAPPHIRE ATI X1900XT 256MB PCI-E LITE RETAIL
    SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.10 ST3400620AS 400GB 16MB SATA2 NCQ
    PIONEER DVR-111D - BLACK BULK
    CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER X-FI MUSIC
    LOGITECH Z-5400 THX
    If you want you can throw in a logitech universal remote for the tv and the speakers,plus you can have a look at media cases for pc (silverstone etc.)but i wouldn't go with that because of the small space and heat of these cases..good luck..i know i'll need it..
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