Case: Mini-Box 350
Mobo: Zotac ION-ITX N330 A-U model (included PSU and Brick)
RAM: Kingston KVR800D2N5/2G DDR2 800MHz
HDD: WD Black Scorpio 2.5” 160GB Sata 7200RPM
Fan Controller: Zalman Fanmate 2 (keeping it at 2000RPM keeps stock fan silent and temps down to 45*C at full load Only sound is minimal vibration from HDD)
Media playback on my bedroom LCD TV, so HD content. Movies, TV shows, surfing from bed/emailing etc.. Its networked into my home network. I also have a HTPC in my livingroom, a little beefyer that this little guy (i wanted to build as small of a pc as i could while still being able to do normal tasks and view full HD content.
I'm glad I found your post, I want to build a very similar build. What I am having trouble with is deciding between a Core i3 + H55 build, or if the Atom 330 + Ion is good enough. I know that the Ion graphics can do 1080p through CUDA/DXVA with CoreAVC and such.
My question to you, is do you use PPLive/PPTV? And is the N330 Atom able to do smooth PPTV HD/BlueRay streaming?
I love this little case. Mainly, because it is so versatile, but also because it forces you to get creative with the wiring and placement of things too. I'm getting ready to buy a couple more to play with. i ended up kind of butchering my last one a bit. Good to see someone else using them. M350's are great little cases.