ECS H61mobo, G620 CPU, 4 GB G.Skill RAM, Corsair CX430V2 PSU, 1.5 TB Seagate Green HDD, LG Optical Drive, AVerTVHD Duet ATSC tuner card. Until I find a cheap HTPC case I figured why buy a mini tower to stick in the corner when I can use an old Dell case. Nobody’s going to see it either way.
The 2 front USB ports are shown with a tiny RF receiver above the large IR receiver. The RF works with a Logitech K400 keyboard/touch pad which is great for updates, Hulu, internet, etc. The IR receiver comes with a USB extension cable which is needed when the HTPC is in the corner.
The HDD is mounted in the original location, vertically to the front of the case inside that perforated metal bracket. Excess PSU cables are tucked above & below the OD.
The original front panel power/LED cable just reaches the mobo & the pinout was OK as is. Same for the original case fan cable.
I needed SPDIF audio. The mobo does not have a SPDIF port but it does have a SPDIF header. I happened to have a connector with harness that fit the header but had to change the pinout. Then soldered an RCA jack to the other end, after drilling & mounting it to an unused slot cover.
Thanks to everyone for all your help, and to Mfusick for starting this thread.