Ive been doing some research in this area, cheap my low power computing thread in system builders
The intel solution isnt blu ray capable (something one would want in a htpc), and with todays high energy rates one could se how one would want a low powered htpc or download box.
the amd solution has 3 times the sata ports, insanely faster onboards graphics, just to name a few.
Athlon XP 2200+, MSI KM2M Combo, ATI 9200SE 128 MB DDR, 2 X 512 MB DDR333, 250GB + 80 HDD?
“try intel cpu, amd is only good for going to nude sites” -firehawkxd
“go for the 5850 now and play games while the nvidiots wait for the ceo to show an actual working product” -W1zzard
“An MSI logo? This offends my retina. I await your apology.” -MRCL