Function: HTPC running 24/7 headless on a Windows network. Connections: Ethernet, HDMI out, USB out to DAC
Goals: reliability, low power consumption, quiet from 12 feet away.
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-C1007UN-D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128598
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM
disc drive: LG Internal Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer - OEM Pack - OEM
SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB (there's already a media server on the network)
Case: Morex 3777 Mini-ITX (from an old project: the case is good but I don’t trust its PSU)
PSU: picoPSU-150-XT + 102W Adapter Power Kit
My heart is still with AMD, and an alternative mobo might be the Gigabyte GA E-350N.