Just trying to get an idea in my head how much this will be. This is all hypothetical.
I plan on making a home theater/audio system. Pioneer VSX-816 receiver, home-built speakers (*), home theater PC (using as generic term).
I want to build a PC so i can record programs onto my HDD, burn those recorded programs to DVD (unless it's illegal), and play music. I want the PC audio out to go to the A/V receiver (VSX-816) so the music will come from the speakers i build, and connect the PC to a TV to use as a monitor. I've searched Google and TF and found things similar to this, but not exact enough.
I know, for sure, i want to use Corsair ValueSelect 1GB RAM, Sony DVD-RW drive, and Seagate Barracuda 320GB SATA drive. I want to keep it as cheap as possible, while getting all the features.
* - 4 satellites in a WWMMTT config. One center channel, MTM. Powered subwoofer.
Side note: Wow, i must sound greedy. I used "i want" way too much in this.
As always, help is greatly appreciated!