Well, I had to bring my PC into my bedroom a while back, and I thought, "Hey, why don't I use it to play DVDs?" Well, it turned into an obsession, and I've built a nearly perfect PC. Check my signature for the details, but suffice it to say it's fast as hell (for my photo and video editing purposes, the Xbox is all I have for games), and dead silent. I can hear the second hand on my watch across the room in the middle of the night, but I can't even begin to hear this. And thanks to ATI, I've got my own fake-Tivo system. Beyond that, I've modded an Xbox to allow me to stream music and movies to the living room. Of course, I had to silence that, too!
Here's the system's innards... the wires actually run down the side, keeping airflow as clean as possible.
Here's a look at the front. Those LEDs on the Rheobus fan controller are completely annoying. Good thing the Sonata's front cover covers them completely.
And finally, here's a look at the whole system. Believe it or not, I got that 19" LCD for $450 at Circuit City last summer. The price quickly jumped to about $600 and stayed there... lucky me! Oh, and Go BoSox!
Good luck in your endeavors; I hope you end up as pleased as I am!