Let me start by saying that the format that I originally typed up was a lot easier to read. When I put it on this forum, it meshed everything together as if it was one long run on sentence. I have been doing a lot of research on building my own HTPC. I finally narrowed it down to the following list of components. I still have a lot of questions that seem to pop up every time I want to get starhttp://www.hometheaterforum.com/join2ted. So I thought I would post my project on this board and see if I can get some feedback as well as some questions answered. The purpose of the PC is mainly for my DVD/BD movie collection (including 3D) and recording TV. The system will be pumped through my AV receiver for True HD sound etc. Eventually I want to have a few of these systems in my house so that I can watch a recorded show or movie anywhere in the house. I have narrowed my search down to the following items. Case: I haven't decided yet but these are the two I am choosing from...feel free to chime in if you have any input. nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 5000B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case OR SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX HTPC Computer Case GD05B (Black) One of the questions that I have regarding these cases is a remote control. I see some cases that come with a remote control to maneuver around on the screen. Do these have RC's? If not, what do I use to navigate between screens on WMC or Mediaportal etc. CPU: Intel Core I3-2105 Processor Or Intel Core I5-2500K. I am leaning towards the I5 only because of the price point. I am interested in playing blueray as well as 3D movies on this system. I think either processor will work for that. MB: Gigabyte Intel Z68 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Motherboard (GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3) This is all I really researched. It seems to do what I need it to do. Any other suggestions or input would be appreciated Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) Ripjaws Series DDR3 1333MHz (PC3 10666) 240-Pin Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH I don’t think I need much more than this to play media. HDD/SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD will be used only for the Operating system. I have seen other systems built with only this much storage and they seem to be sufficient. I havent decided on the size of the HDD yet. I do know that I want two HD's installed in a RAID1 configuration so that I will have an automated backup of all the media. Each HD will be either 1 or 2 TB. 1 TB is all I need right now but by having 2 TB, it will allow for growth in my collection as I buy more movies and stuff. DVD/BD Drive: Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Internal 12XReadable and DVD-Writable Drive with Lightscribe SH-B123L/BSBP I want to be able to rip BD and DVDs to digitize my collection. I want the drive to be able to view 3D content as well. I understand that the software is what allows that capability but can anyone see any issues with this drive? Will the CPU video processor be able to handle 3D or will I need a separate Video card? Tuner Card: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner / Encoder 1229 PCI-Express x1 Interface - Video Devices & TV Tuners Here is where I fall short in my research. I don’t know anything about Tuner cards. I want to be able to record 2 shows and watch a recorded show at the same time in HD. Or watch a separate channel while recording another one at the same time. I want everything in HD. I believe I will still need my Comcast cable box but I would like to get rid of the DVR box and stop paying for that. I assume I will send the output from the cable box to the input of the tuner card. This is where I could use ANY and ALL input. PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA-380D Green 380 Watt 80 PLUS BRONZE Power Supply I think this will be more than enough power to run this system. Am I wrong? I look forward to any responses to this post. I am eager to buy the parts and start working on it. I can keep this post updated if anyone is interested in how this goes. I am sure there are other things that I could add to this but I have been waiting forever to get started. Bill R.