I've built over a 100 shuttles over the years for friends, family and businesses so far so good. The occasional dead fan, or dead power supply after 3 or 4 years but nothing out of the ordinary. My main desktops are a XS35GT (Atom + ion) and SN95G5v3 (A64 + AGP).
I've not had a chance to play with DS61, but a friend runs a couple of DS47 as the controllers for the TVs in his Pub. The work fine, but might be a bit noisy if used as a home cinema.
SZ87R6/i5 4560 stock/24GB 2333mhz/840 Evo 250GB/Seagate 2TB/ASUS 760GTX/Dell 2711
Rainbows lie in corded knots
While thunder wakes the sleeping crocs.