The budget doesnt stretch to Hauppage cards I'm afraid. I've had to settle for 2 ATI TV wonder 550 cards, which I've bought bundled together for $86. ATI's own software has had poor reviews but it is said to be ok in MCE, which is what my friends will be using.
As far as I remember the mainboard has 2 pci slots (it is a long time since I saw it last October).
Do you find the electronic program guide is accurate and up to date for the channels on analog cable?
Hopefully I will be able to sort it all out when I arrive in Canada in 2 weeks time.