Motherboard recommendations for ANTEC NSK3300 or NSK3400 MicroATX Tower

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    I'm trying to put a HTPC/Media Centre into cupboard that only has 400mm x 400mm x 400mm of space so a lot of true media centre style PC's like this are too wide.

    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/catalog/product_1071_Silverstone_SST_LC13_Black.html

    After looking at this thread I've decided to go with the ANTEC NSK3300 or NSK3400 MicroATX Tower. I prefer the Tower to Shuttle styles as it seems give greater flexiblity and expansion slots, quieter with the 120mm fan, I assume accept more standard parts and later in it's life it will fit better under Kids desks as just a plain PC.
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5456087&posted=1#post5456087

    I prefer the Tower to Shuttle styles as it seems give greater flexiblity and expansion slots, quieter with the 120mm fan, I assume accept more standard parts and later in it's life it will fit better under Kids desks as just a plain PC.

    Antec NSK3400
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=0&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=126126

    I will be buying a large flat screen as well so will ideally need an HDMI output with audio included (or should I use DVI / VGA / component and use 2.1 speakers?).
    It will be mostly used for the internet / DVD-Video / Freeview / Photo's / Music and a few games.
    Not sure if the screen will be 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080 resolution but I assume this will have an impact on the spec although I won't have much HD stuff it will be mostly SD quality video.
    To get audio included through HDMI should I use a motherboard with built-in HDMI like Abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD / MSI K9AGM2-FIH / ASUS M2A-VM HDMI.

    Or should I get a different/ more expensive motherboard and add a graphics card with HDMI (would this include audio?).
     

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