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Need help building DVR\HTPC

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System Name Main / Home Media Serever
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.75ghz / AMD AM3 5200+ x2
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance / Biostar 790GX
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight / XIGMATEK Apache
Memory 12gb of G.Skill Value Series DDR3 / 4x 1gb DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 6870 1gb / Asus Radeon 5450 512mb
Storage 2x Samsung 830 64gb SSD Raid 0 & 750gb WD Blue HDD / OCZ Vertex II 80GB & 10TB of HDD Space
Display(s) 2x Acer 24" LED / Samsung 50" LED
Case Xigmatek Asgard II / APEX PC-389-C
Power Supply Rosewill 750w / Antec EArthwatts 380w
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 14.04
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Okay so ive been wanting to build a cheap dvr\htpc from the extra parts laying around my room. Here is the setup that I have right now:

MSI K9VGM-V Am2 mATX motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4ghz w/ stock cooling
Ati Radeon 2400pro 256mb (w/ HDMI adaptor)
Mushkin 1 gb DDR2 800 ram
WD 80gb Sata II HDD
Lite-On IDE DVD-Rom
Rosewill 350 watt PSU

I plan on hooking this up to my 32"" Vizio LCD via HDMI (audio and video). I just want to use this to stop and rewind/fastward live tv, record shows while im at school/work or watching a different channel (with the LCD tuner). I don't have cable in my room so it will just be over the air HD channels.

So right now I am wanting to pick up a cheap low profile case, Any ideas? I'm also going to need a TV Tuner card w/ digitial support, what would you guys suggest?

Also what software should I use, Linux with Myth TV? Windows XP? Windows Vista? Something else?

Thanks!!! :toast: