So I got my media PC put together today. Had to swap out some hardware, but for the most part, everything worked great. There’s still a few things to fix up software-wise, but the basics of what I wanted it to do (play videos, music, etc) are working great. There were a few moments when I was severely pissed because all I could get on the TV was a black and white display, but a change of cables remedied that problem.
I’ll post some pictures on the Media Center page in the next few days.