Just spent 5+ hours reading here and trying to figure out with which brand/model of MB to go.
I have Asus P5B Deluxe with 4GB RAM, ATI x1950, C2DUO 6600 CPU that is my HTPC in our bedroom and for the test I installed
WHS2011 on 1TB HD and install went fine just it would not recognize onboard audio and Intel controller that made me read and get a feel for what would be best option and so that I don't have driver issues but didn't figure out anything
It seems like that people have more luck with Gigabyte as far as drivers.
I'm planning to buy an i3 CPU for sure and to build low power use box that I will keep in garage. It will be mostly used for back of pictures and movies and I'll be trying just for test maybe one IP security camera (possible on WHS2011?).
Edited by JohnnyBeGood, 16 January 2012 - 04:44 AM.