If you buy one of these thin client/mini-ITX systems for a MD, do you need a Hard Drive in it? I noticed they sell without them, but also sell the 2.5" HD's on their sites as well. I want to keep my total cost down, so my current idea is to put the $ in the Core and hopefully get MD's for less than the $500 that Fiire is offering (but still get decent output). Is that feasible? Also, it looks like from the thread that currently the only way to get UI2 and UI2 with Alpha Blending on MD's IS to buy the Fiire MD's (Fiire Station). Is that correct? And it looks like lesser-than-Fiire MD's probably won't play High-Def content well. Is that also correct?