So I've been working on converting my computer into a all-in-one media center. The progress was slow due to the paycheck.....so it took some time but its done.
Processor: AMD XP2500 overclocked to run at 3200+ speeds
Motherboard: Shuttle AN35N Ultra 333Mhz FSB, overclocked to 408Mhz
Chipset: nVidia nForce2, with nVidia audio
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600 All-in-wonder
Its got in-built TV tuner, and a remote that controls TV/DVD/Music/Video/Web and is programmable for other functions
Monitor: 17" Envision, kinda small but all I can afford. CRT - always better quality, for video
Mouse: Logitech MediaPlay; really good mouse with extra buttons for media.
Now I can play DVDs, VCDs, Video Files, Audio, CDs and watch TV and browse the web using my remote.