i found amd based systems provided my media pc builds with better options
more sata3 ports mostly from 5-7 sata3 over intels 2 in most cases
and if using on board based graphics Amd i feel has more to offer
early model green drives had issues , the one i had when getting over half its capacity would start error out but i hear new models fixed this
psu wise i used silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX in both my media pcs and they run near 24/7 with no hassles so far http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...