I'm thinking of putting together an HTPC that would also serve as a light file server for media and automatically backing up my laptop. My criteria are: - Quiet - Enough graphics power for smooth 1080p HD playback over HDMI - Enough CPU power to support light multi-user use over Win7 RDP I do not care about: - High-quality audio - Any kind of gaming - Power usage (within reason) I am thinking about going with the Intel Core i3-2100 with integrated graphics on a motherboard with the Intel H67 chipset. By all accounts, the integrated graphics are more than capable of handling 1080p playback thus saving me the expense (and noise) of a separate graphics card. The dual-core, hyperthreaded CPU should give me more than enough power for the occasional RDP session. Is there anything else I should consider? The CPU is a little spendy at $125, but I don't see AMD offering anything comparable and I do like the idea of not needing a separate video card.