Hello, Firstly to outline the scenario which may help spec choice. Requirements: Three LCD TV's, 2 of which to be fed by HDMi, and 1 by component (or possible composite which is rubbish I know but will do for the time). Optical output for sound (Toslink). Able to play 1080P material at full resolution. No optical drives required at the moment although capacity for HD-DVD/Blue Ray in the future. Must be near silent. Will only be used as an HTPC. No game playing or any other use. Storage taken care off courtesy of a NAS box. So components I think I will buy: 1) CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500, S775, 2.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail £77.20 2) Graphics Card: 512MB Sapphire HD2600PRO PCI-E(x16) 128Bit 1000MHz GDDR2, GPU 600MHz CrossFire 2xDVI-I/HDTV Retail £49.88 3) Hard Drive: 250GB Samsung HD250HJ Spinpoint, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ £34.79 4) PSU: 550W EZcool Silent pPFC Power Supply AMD & P4 Ready 12cm Silent Fan 24Pin 6xPCI SATA £19.85 5) Ram: 2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12 £34.24 6) CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro £14.68 Makes a total of £236.72 What I need is a motherboard and that is where I am baffled. I need optical out on it and support for composite would be a bonus. Help please on what motherboard to choose and the above components for my requirements. I don't need a case as I already have one but will buy Vista on top of the above.