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Intel Q9650 G45ID a good choice for a home media center?

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June 21, 2009 6:47:19 AM

Building a new system - has to fit in a ten inch high space - small form factor important. Will be used for occasional video / photo editing and as a home media center (music / TV recording / blue ray movies on 47 inch HDTV. Intel Q9650 G45ID board a good choice?
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June 21, 2009 1:07:49 PM

Overkill. All you want is something just fast enough to stream HD video. And something that does not ned a lot of cooling.

I'd investigate AMD 780/790GX chipsets.
June 22, 2009 5:04:22 AM

Thank you for your reply and the recommendation. Appears the 780G is the way to go.

Welcome thoughts on the following:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA - MA78GM - S2H (or GA-MA78GM-S2HP), AMD 780G, Socket AM2
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 OR 9850/9750/9650 or 9550
Graphics card: ATI 4890/4870
Power Supply: 500/550

Thanks again.