I'm running a lian li pc-q25 as a vmware esx server with media center and home server. I have a separate htpc that it streams from. Using a silicon dust hdhomerun with cable card to record. 5 hard drives + 1 wd raptor.
@sethmo - Going with myth as a backend will work if you have the digital plus package and a box with firewire. I was recording all my HD shows off of it onto my media center. Ran a script that converted the file names to something more usable then shared it on the network. The only downside to...
I'm a big Silverstone fan and wish they made something like the Raven 02 in a matx form factor.
looking at Lian Lis right now:
LIAN LI PC-A05NB
LIAN LI PC-A03B is my preferred.
If you want to go slightly bigger but more conveniant for LANs the coolermaster scout works.
For LAN parties only I...