I wanted to put together a media pc as a present to my dad who's not that tech savvy really, I haven't got much of a budget either. It will mostly be used for watching tv and films with just a light bit of web browsing, these are the 2 specs i was looking at
I would recommend you go with the Intel build because:
1) It's chaper
2) The 2 cores are better than the 3 cores from AMD
Finneous is correct that AMD has better standard graphics, but you already have a discrete gfx card so the AMD fusion isn't going to help as much. The Intel build will suffice better than the AMD build, especially for a media PC.
As for the TV tuner, the manufacturer should provide information on compatible OS'
yeah my gaming rig is a Phenom II X6 unfortunately its outside the price range i can't pick up any for less than €95 and by the time i couple a mobo with that it pushes up the overall price of system
I didn't want to cut price on the tv tuner card as thats going to be its main function really