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ML03B takes a full size ATX PSU, so if you have a spare one of those that will help with costs too. It will only take low-profile expansion cards... so prob not your 8800GT but ideal for TV tuners. If you get a Micro-ATX board with built in IGP and HDMI then no problems there.
I've had a few computers hooked up to a 50" and have found HDMI to be the best way to do it.
E6400 chip will be plenty for that stuff and more!
Download K-Lite Codec Pack and use MPC-HC... it will use hardware acceleration even on the Intel built-in graphics.
Cheers,
DB

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On Canada Ebay at the moment

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/iBASE-Mini-ITX-Motherboard-2-16GHz-CoreDuo-2GB-CF-Slot-/261116398231?pt=US_Motherboard_CPU_Combos&hash=item3ccbc00a97#ht_3804wt_1186

Your chip can't fit in that one, but it comes with a CoreDuo mobile (can be upgraded to Core 2 Duo mobile for literally dollars!) and 2gb ram... might be a little bargain.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aopen-XCcube-EZ661-T-ITX-System-Motherboard-s-775-DDR-x-2-UX661-T-/180984812332?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2a2389132c#ht_500wt_1203

Chip will slot straight in this one.

Both have built-in graphics... bye bye 8800GT, hello slimline HTPC case.

You won't need a powerful PSU to run this at all, so if you want to go for a smaller HTPC case with a small factor 300W PSU then this would be fine too.

Cheers,

DB
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im probably gunna go with a reputable brand, thanks for all the great input guys
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