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AMD suggestion vs intel sandy/ivy bridge I3?

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August 27, 2013 5:28:44 PM

I have built one sandy and one ivy bridge htpc for JUST hdmi 1080p to interface
with 1080p HDTV. Some have non-adjustable overscan.
Both work great. ITX case 6mb/s sata for ssd and 3mb/s for 1tb storage
I like I3 vs atom for web browsing and general win7 pc applications
No gaming just web streaming, blu-ray playing and wmc
Now I want to explore AMD solution that I hope is cheaper
BUT have no clue which cpu/gpu to select that is like I3
or even if a $32 video card will reduce system cost but boost performance.
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Ray

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August 27, 2013 5:41:49 PM

Well for your case, I would prolly go with a AMD A-series APU like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It would give you better graphics performance but require more power then an intel solution. It could possibly be cheaper as it would not require a dedicated GPU and AMD mobo tend to be cheaper overall.

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 27, 2013 6:49:44 PM

PsyKhiqZero said:
Well for your case, I would prolly go with a AMD A-series APU like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It would give you better graphics performance but require more power then an intel solution. It could possibly be cheaper as it would not require a dedicated GPU and AMD mobo tend to be cheaper overall.
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I was considering Trinity before I went with the I3. Thanks for the suggestion.
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