Originally Posted by assassin
And $999 is NOT a good price for this machine, imo.
Ahh! Yes, Windows 7, what was I thinking.
From what I've seen with this online, I think the price is justified. For something in this size range and with the tech on board, outstanding build quality, runs quite by any standards, beautiful industry design case (I wish SilverStone would make a case with a slot load drive option. And no, not the trash bin one), for me, this is the machine that appeals to my senses for the perfect HTPC all around. My AOpen has held strong for the last 2 years & ten months. Back then that was too costly for some as well (at $1,100 - with no OS, no i anything from Intel, bitstreaming, yea right).
SSD is ok for my everyday machine, I don't really need it for the HTPC, at least for me, since I don't really push it. I can wait until prices fall more before I dive into SSD's for the Vision 3D, that's my thinking anyhow.
assassin, you being in the business of HTPC/Computer - seller/builder, I don't think your argument(s) about the cost of the ASRock Vision 3D hold much water. After all, how can you give a non-bias review/input without first looking at what you build/sell. That's just my opinion though, but please, please don't go off again about the cost. It's getting old.