Thank you for the guidance!
I do have 1 other query that I cant seem to locate. I know that LMCE has the built in firewall but is there any way I can ignore this and continue to use the current firewall I have in place? I have a smoothwall box in place and was wondering if there is a way to keep it in line as it does port forwarding to a few different machines or if the LMCE replaces the functionality of that box all together... How easy is it to use the LMCE firewall?
I notice you said 2gb is fine, but i had specced 4gb (i've worked out I believe the extra might not get utilised, but its cheap).
I was looking at the Nvidia 250 GTS but also have at home an 8800gts that i can switch it with if you think the 8800gts would be more compatible?
The sound card I have is auzentech x-plosion 7.1 cinema. I hear there is basic linux support for this card but I am currently digging through the wiki to see if it's ok or not (Found creative references but not much else on the wiki). My next step is forum searching so hopefully I can find something about it otherwise, i'll be asking you guys for help with this one! *Think I found someone use that same card so I should be safe.
Thank you for the tip on the HDHomeRun DVB-T card. I'll keep reading to see if any other dvb-t cards will be suitable and compare them. I'm after pci-e dvb-t card as i've run out of pci slots.
I hear there is USB ones like "DigitalNow TinyTwin Dual Digital USB Tuner" but i'll keep forum searching to see if it's any good or if its better to get a pci-e one.
Thanks again for the input/help. Appreciated.