I am going to build a HTPC very soon now, but I am not sure which mobo to buy. These are the components I am considering:
Core 2 E5200
Geil value 4gb ram (2x2)
HIS Radeon HD 4650 512 MB Heatpipe
Seagata Baracuda 7200.11 500 gb
Thermalright Ultra Xtreme 120
Nexus Real Silent Case Fan*2
Antec Three Hundred
MIST Modular 500W
I would like to purchase a relatively cheap mobo ($60-$100) that can output SPDIF-sound (preferably 24 bit, multichannel is not required). I know that the HD4650 supports 8-channel LPCM through HD, but my audio receiver does not currently support this, and hence the demand for SPDIF sound output.
The power supply is also up for discussion. I know this MIST model is supposed to be quiet, but I don't know if there has been some new innovations in this area the last 2 years.