Building my HTPC soon It's going to be really slim so no extreme GPU horsepower due to a low-profile case but I'm going to splurge on CPU-power since I'll use it for more than just watching a video or two. It'll always run ftp/http (n mysql) server and I want to be able to playback any kind of video format (in software mode) on it as well as being able to play WoW and Vindictus and games at lighter settings on it. Also should serve as a x264 compressionist for recorded TV-shows.
Case: Silverstone Milo ML03
CPU: Will be a 4-core ivy since that's what's going to be released soon. An i5.
Cooler: Scythe Big Shuriken II Rev B
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-M Pro
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz
HDD: For now it'll be 2x WD Caviar Green 2TB since that's what I bought before the flood.
TV-tuner: A Hauppage something DVB-C tuner. Already have it, need to find LP bracket.
PSU: Corsair VX450W. Was my main PSU before SLI and saving some money by reusing it.
Also an LG blu-ray drive (burner/reader), that I own already.
GPU will be Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 Low profile. It was basically the best I could get a hold on from the stores I was willing to shop from. 480 SP's at 800MHz will surely beat my laptop's 400SP (same arch..) at 450MHz so I think I'll be satisfied with the GPU performance since I like how the laptop performs with things. Won't be ultra settings but will look pretty enough until a good LP kepler or southern islands is released and available in stores.
All parts ordered from here and there, only need to wait until whatever day they decide to release ivy =o