We have a couple of new systems coming in (this week I hope ) and we'll have one older system that will be being replaced...
Asus something or another mobo (it's the misses machine and for teh life of me I can't remember what we put in there )
AMD Athon 2.41 Ghz CPU
Gig of ram
Nvidia 7800 GTX
Creative SB Auidigy
Strong enough to build a htpc around do you think? I could see changing out the video to something more updated, that would allow 1080 (plan on getting a new tv this Christmas) as well, would like to be able to use it as a PVR and toss the VHS, and swap out the dvd rom for a BlueRay/DVD combo drive.
Would like to house it in a smaller case as well, something a little more compact than the Tusanmi Dream it is in now.