Case: Ahanix D.Vine 5 silver
PVR Software: SnapStream Beyond TV and Beyond Media (both betas)
Remote: SnapStream Firefly
TV Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-PVR250
ON THEIR WAY
Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+
RAM: 1x512MB Crucial PC3200 DDR 400MHz
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 160MB w/ 8MB buffer
Video Card: MSI GeForce FX5200-TD128
CPU Cooler: Nexus AXP-3200 Skivetek
OS: Windows XP Pro OEM
TO BUY LATER
another PVR 250
another RAM module
IBM Wireless Navigator Pro keyboard
wirless 802.11g adapter?
all of these parts are retail unless otherwise mentioned. i still haven't found a DVD drive that's quiet and cheap. i won't be doing any DVD writing from the living room (where this HTPC will reside) so i just need a DVD reader. for now, i'll use an old, and extremely noisy, drive i have laying around.
by the way, does anyone have experience with that Nexus CPU HSF? it's very new, looks cool, but is very untested. i wanted to go Zalman but their heatsinks are too big to fit with the motherboard and its placement near the PSU.
i'll be posting pictures and reviews of each of these parts as they arrive and i have time.