PCU: Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I33225 MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard OS: win7 MEM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL GRAPHICS: HD4000 integrated GPU HD Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive WIRELESS: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe (RNWD-11005) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 300/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 2T2R 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WPA, WPA2 OPTICAL: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature IHBS112-04 - OEM SS: Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TUNER: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner w/ IR Remote PCI-E x 1 hello all. i am concidering building a htpc since i have cut the cord. i want the htpc to do a few basic things. play 1080p movies to tv and be able to do in 7.1 surround sound (thx) connect to my plasma with hdmi Download movies, music, pictures Surf the internet and play netflix, hulu, itunes, shows from the networks (nbc fox etc) Play music View pictures copy my blurays to hard drive Play 3D Movies Use a TV tuner card and record ota TV channels be wireless i would like to build a decent htpc and only do it once and not have it be usless a year from now or atleast be able to add things to it with out having to build a new one. how do you know how many watts powr supply you need? are there any thx cetified mother boards? does is make a difference? when i was looking for memory does timming matter any? if i record a channel do i have to watch what is being recorded? how many different channels can be rcorded at once. any case suggestions? sorry for all the questions ive read so many things im starting to get confused. to many acronyms. although waf (wife acceptance factor) is pretty funny. any help or critisism would be great.