So far, the build has been extremely smooth. Ordered board from Newegg last week and it was shipped with the april 09 bios. Easy upgrade to latest. Now I have everything working but for a case (probably will go with Antec micro-atx case.) I have an E5200 installed with 4gb of Geil memory running of course at CAS 5. I am using Vista 64bit and will eventually have MCE start automatically. ITunes, TV Capture, and internet will be the functions in my HTPC.. I need a wireless input device I think keyboard would be best and don't want to spend too much. I also have a Harmony remote and it would be great if I could get the Harmony remote and keyboard to each control the HTPC. What is the latest word on wireless input devices and compatibility with DG45ID?