as the title says... looking to build a htpc from some spare pc parts i have laying around... cable prices are pissing me off (with their poor service to boot). what services provide the best viewing experience for the price by the way? i was reading an article in a pc magazine, and i had actually never thought of going this route. I currently have cable internet, and most of the time the bandwidth isn't being used up to it's potential. i have: AMD 3500+ 512 x 2 cas 2 memory 6800 GT video card msi motherboard 250 gb hdd for now windows xp professional some cheap psu that i will probably upgrade before i build it i need: psu case any decoding equipment software the reason i decided to use the amd cpu was due to the integrated memory controller, which i suspect will decrease waiting time. paired with cas 2 ram, it should be fairly quick (i hope) i have never built a HTPC before, so any thoughts/comments/suggestions are very much welcome.