htpc amd cpu?

J T

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Sep 21, 2013
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Hi, everyone!
I would like to ask which AMD cpu i should choose. I preferably would like a APU for light gaming (angry birds youtube streaming etc) and be capable of using the tv tuner efficiently.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121100
Remote: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880101008
Boot Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171739
Storage(DVR): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236404
Tv Tuner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815706001
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662 (prefer sata III 6 Gbps)
CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103177
Video Card: For now N/A
If you have any more suggestions to make it cheaper go right ahead and note them! Thanks Guys!
 

Wolfshadw

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Here's the problem I have with gaming, HTPCs, and APUs. If the APU you get doesn't live up to your gaming expectations, then you just purchased a processor that you're not going to use 50% of it's capability and you still need to get a discrete graphics card. If you're going to do any kind of gaming on your HTPC, go with a standard CPU and a discrete graphics card. You can upgrade your graphics card a lot easier than your CPU/Motherboard.

As for what CPU to get, I ran my Ceton InfiniTV4 on an AMD Athlon II X2-240/8GB RAM/HD4670 with no problems. In your case, that motherboard accepts an Athlon II X2-370K dual-core/65 watt processor. Otherwise, I'd probably look at an Intel Core I3-32xx series processor. For graphics, I'd look at an AMD HD6570/NVidia GT640 graphics card.

-Wolf sends
 

J T

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Sep 21, 2013
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Well gaming for a little system like this is web based games such as angry birds etc but may stretch it to minecraft, I would rather not use a graphics cards in this setup. I would also like to keep with 32nm AMD only cpus, nothing against Intel I love them but it would add from what I can see and Unnecessary cost. I have 8gb of ram spare which I forgot to mention 1600mhz cas of 9. Thanks for the response though!
 

Sangeet Khatri

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May 26, 2013
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Well.. what is the total money you are spending on this HTPC? I mean we might improve things in it. There is always a room for improvement, you know..!!
 

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