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I am looking for the best mobo and cpu for under $175

I am making a small home theater pc, but i migh do some light gaming. what is the best mini itx mobo and cpu for under 175
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    That's going to be tight at $175. ITX boards demand a premium right now. One way to go would be this board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131878
    ...and this processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
    A bit over your limit, and you would still need a gfx card because the on-die GPU is not very good.

    You might be interested in going the APU route instead. Go with this board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157340
    ...and one of these processors depending on your budget:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671+600166681+600372025&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=343&description=&hisInDesc=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=
    You wouldn't need a discrete card, because the APU contains a good on-die GPU for gaming at 720p or less. And you can always add a discrete card later if you want to.
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