I need a new general purpose Ubuntu box, mostly for working and for performing some file server type (managing my NAS) and a few home automation type tasks. For example, if I can ever get my damn motorized window cells shades to work, it will be responsible for managing the alarm that goes with it, handling data from the various telemetry gear I have floating around, that kind of thing. But mostly, it is for work which means running GSN3 et. al. For that, a big processor can be handy, but in my experience trying to fully simulate a large, truly high-capacity network is a mugs game; without something like a blade server you don't have a chance. So I just use it to test configs for obvious flaws and play with designs.
Anyway, I don't expect to run any games on it (although I MAY mess around with steam-for-linux, if I decide it is worth a serious inquirey, I will dual boot my gaming rig. But the point is to be LESS provided with distractions), so I don't want to need a video card, and I have everything else I need unless except a lower power PSU and maybe a corsair 350. My plan had been to use either the mobo/proc. from the econobox or the editors choice, but I find that I'm having trouble deciding. The more stuff that is integrated to the MB without being crap, the better. I'm thinking especially of bluetooth and wireless. Graphics go without saying, I hope. Suggestions?