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June 5, 2012 7:14:13 PM

I have a pretty good idea of Z77, H77 and X79 boards. Now I would like to look for something more suitable for a media computer (purely for Skype, DVD, bluray, slideshows, music, internet TV), which will be connected to a TV screen via HDMI.

What mobo/CPU combinations are typical for this?

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a c 1033 V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 8:10:16 PM
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One of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... with one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Quite capable for those uses with a onboard GPU, just make sure the motherboard has HDMI.
June 6, 2012 9:59:21 PM

rolli59,

These look great.

I also have an old Intel Q9400 and matching motherboard with a built in GPU as well as a GTX 240, which I was planning to throw out. Should I keep them and use them instead of buying one of these new AMDs?
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a c 1033 V Motherboard
June 6, 2012 10:03:34 PM

Those would do the job just as well but will consume more power.
June 6, 2012 11:04:29 PM

rolli59 said:
Those would do the job just as well but will consume more power.


What case would you suggest?
a c 1033 V Motherboard
June 7, 2012 12:59:33 AM

Cases are the hardest thing to recommend since beauty is in the I of the beholder. Then there are cases for mATX boards and midtowers and up for ATX boards.
June 7, 2012 11:37:12 AM

I am looking to move this motherboard from a midtower to something more suitable to being put in an entertainment cabinet. The case needs to be no more than 14.5" deep.
a c 1033 V Motherboard
June 7, 2012 12:24:06 PM

What board is it?
June 7, 2012 3:14:11 PM

It's a Dell board, smaller than ATX.
a c 1033 V Motherboard
June 7, 2012 3:18:07 PM

mATX or BTX is the next question? BTX is sort of reversed format and not many cases set up for that.
June 7, 2012 4:11:09 PM

mATX.
June 14, 2012 9:27:46 PM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 14, 2012 10:27:07 PM

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