Okay experts, I'm looking to build a new HTPC over the holiday break from work. I've got a 'wishlist' of sorts for what I'd like it to be able to handle.
Capable of some emulator crunching (pre PS2 and Mame I know will be no problem, but bonus points for some good PS2 emulation).
TV tuner card with cable card capability. I intend to use it as a TiVo and stream to other rooms recorded content (if possible).
The more a/v component the case looks the better front LED displays are always awesome.
I assume for performance I am best go with a SSD too for at least the main drive, then storage elsewhere.
Blu-ray drive (generic)
I would like to top out at the very most $400, I know this is lofty for $400, but I have high hopes. If it needs to go over and it's well worth it I can handle that, but I need to justify the expense to the Mrs.
Lots of good karma and kudos to anyone whom can help.