Just a quick hello from me here in Leipzig.
I've just Minted (9) my upgraded HTPC.
It's a Gigabyte H55M-UD2H m/board with an Intel i3-530 proc and 4gbs of RAM linked to a Phillips 32" LCD via HDMI.
Everything, including sound, worked out of the box!
Bloody fantastic graphics as well.
It's nice not having to install codecs, etc.
Top job, thanks to the Mint team.