Well, I've finally collected the hardware to start up a decent Myth setup. I've installed and blown away the system enough to get a good feel for how it handles and all the quirks of getting it installed. All in all I'm rather impressed, its features are incredible for those willing to put the time into getting it running smoothly. It's the choice for ultimate control over your media content. Anywho, here's the backend setup: -Athlon64 3000+ 2.0GHz processor -256MB o' shitty DDR200 RAM (best I had for the time, this will be a gig of DDR400 soon) -geForce FX5200 video card, 128MB RAM -2x Hitachi DeathStar 250GB drives in RAID0 for video storage -1x Seagate 250GB for music & emulator/rom storage -Gigabit NIC -Hauppauge PVR150 tuner with hardware encoder (I'll add a PVR500 to this for a total of three tuners & encoders) -Standard/Substandard DVDRW drive -CoolerMaster CMStacker case -2x 400W PSUs For those who have never seen a CMStacker case... that thing is *MASSIVE*. 11 5.25 bays, dual PSU capable and the sumbitch has casters! Needless to say, room to grow The frontend(s) will be the laptops and a Duron 800 miniATX system in the smallest case I can manage. All in all, if you're looking for a PVR system and MCE won't cut it... Myth is the answer.