case: either Antec mini 180p or Antec Sonata III, when it's on sale again
Please comment on the system, how is the motherboard if I'm going to do light oc? I like to keep it as quiet as possible. Also keep in mind that, I'm going to run the system 24/7, so wattage is very important. Hope to keep it under 50watts/idle and 100watts/load.
Thanks in advance.
Go for the newer Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-DS2H. It's a little more $$$ but comes with 128MB sideport memory onboard.
If you plan on having this server out in the open, then I second the suggestion for a true HTPC case or at least a cube SFF case. Heat and noise are all dependant on how you set it up and the parts you choose.