CPU and Motherboard advice...
I just picked up a killer new TV for my man cave and this thing is jam packed with features. Of course, the local media streaming options include more speedbumps and roadblocks than I'd like, so I am considering building a little HTPC (micro ATX probably) so I can have a bulletproof option for playing media files of all types as well as enjoy the new Steam Big Picture Mode.
I am wondering what CPU and Motherboard would be a good choice for this. As soon as I see the initials UEFI on motherboards I am looking at, I get queasy. It's been a few years since I built a dedicated Linux box, so any advice would be appreciated.
Once I get past CPU/Motherboard, I am back in my comfort zone as far as GPU and the rest goes.
Dedicated Ubuntu Box (running 64 bit 11.10)
custom build |intel q9450|4gb RAM|Nvidia 8800GTS