as title really was thinking of building a MCE 2005 based sff machine probably using the aopen xc-cube mz855 and a pentium m chip. however after pricing it up case approx 200 chip 150 hd 70 gfx 100 burner 50 mce 75 memory 60 thats coming to 700ish a mac mini can come in at 450 with bluetooth and wireless lan built in . bearing in mind this is for a bedroom setup to hook up to a 26" samsung lcd for dvds and playing HD movies am i wasting my time with a HTPC is there a similar frontend to mce for macs ? anyone have any experience of running HD stuff on them i seem to remember reading once that they couldnt play HD but cant find anything to back it up now that im considering one . any ideas folks ?