Been slowly building up an htpc for a client. He's very fussy. He wants a media center, but keeps getting me to buy him higher end gaming parts. The fractal design case was a good start, but he got the Silverstone Evolution 850... Excellent of course, but a darn powerhouse for an htpc. I tried to discuss AMD apus with him, but he'd have none of that. So now I go intel i3 sb with him, his first mobo he liked was the gene v... arg. He has no interest in gaming, or ocing, so I think I sold him on this for about the same price: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=69883&vpn=P8Z77-V Pro&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1033 Seems like a good candidate. It has all the video outs he needs. I think it's actually a bit much for what he needs still, but don't see anything else he'd be happy with on ncix. Oh, and he has an older 47 in flatscreen that can only do 720.