HotHardware reviews MSI’s SFF PC.  While not as stylish as some systems purely designed for HTPC use, there is a nice tradeoff, it’s performance is on par with a M2N32-SLI.  Find out if this system strikes the balance you are looking for. 

If you are looking for a large HTPC case, that is still going to fit into a living room, check out Lee’s review of the Thermaltake Mozart TS.
‘MSI comes to mind as a company that initially approached the SFF market with some trepidation, but has since found their stride, so to speak. MSI now has three different series of slim and small form factor PCs (Hetis, mPC, and Crystal), each with distinctly different feature sets and target audiences.’

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