Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
Loads of good advice too much even! Now I'm confused most people seem to recommend sandy bridge cpu. I was thinking of amd A6/A8 but other threads have said the ati drivers are a pain to use and buggy intel much simpler to setup for HTPC. Then again Sandy bridge has 24p playback issue....arghh now I haven't a clue

Apologies for hijack as I am also wanting to build an HTPC.
The A6 and A8 are fine and in many cases a Llano CPU is the better choice for an HTPC build IMHO. However,the 65W versions of the A6 and A8 have not been released yet together with the A4 dual core and there are still no FM1 mini-ITX motherboards in the UK ATM.