My wife bought me a Habey mini-ITX (EMC-600B) case for Christmas and now I get a free pass to build myself a new computer! I've been wanting an HTPC since my Xbox started to bite the dust. My main use will be XBMC, but I definitely want to play games as well. When I first envisioned this machine I was gung ho on the AMD Trinity platform. But I ended up talking myself into an Ivy Bridge setup. Either way I planned on buying a larger power supply. Now that it's time to write a check I'm noticing that Trinity price tag again and having second thoughts. I'm not trying to be a cheapskate or anything. I just want to get the best all around system for my dollar.
I don't think any modern hardware will have any problems with XBMC so I think it all comes down to the gaming side. I hate first person shooters so I don't need bleeding edge capabilities. In fact, the Humble Bundles are my main source of computer games and I think those are somewhat easy on the requirements for the most part. But I'd love to play The Witcher series that I grabbed from GoG. Can the experienced crew here at AVS convince me which platform to build on?