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March 21, 2012 1:09:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Monday

Budget Range: 400 Euro

System Usage from Most to Least Important: HTPC / Internet

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: N/A

Country: Belgium

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: HD TV 1080P

Additional Comments: As much as possible compeletely Silent & Low Powered

Right, now that that's out of the way I, at this time, have been thinking about 2 possible setups

Listing the differences first and the mutual parts second

  • 1) AMD E-350 build

    CPU/Mobo/GPU Asus E35M1-I

  • 2) Intel G630

    CPU Intel G630 + Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B
    GPU ATI HD6450
    Motherboard MSI H61M-P25


    Mutual
    RAM Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 4 GB DDR3-1066
    Power Sharkoon WPM400
    Case SilverStone GD05B
    SSD OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G


    Is there a reason to go for the G630 setup if the only thing the thing will be doing is XBMC / Internet Browsing on a HDTV ?

    Will the E-350 be enough to run this without a hitch and will continue to do so for a while?
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    March 21, 2012 1:17:20 PM

    I would go with the a4 series from amd personally as the stronger gpu built in will give you a better all around experience. While maintaining a low tdp.

    If you do go go this route go with a 1600mhz ram kit as Llano benefits from ram speed.
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    March 21, 2012 1:21:55 PM

    or even a6, triple core... much faster than a 350
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    March 21, 2012 1:26:42 PM

    ultra619 said:
    or even a6, triple core... much faster than a 350

    Yeah that is actually what I am running right now. It has very impressive performance for the price.
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    March 21, 2012 1:48:35 PM

    So in fact something like this (staying in the mITX range)
    AMD A6-3500
    ASRock A75M-ITX

    Or would going for a uATX give me a big boost in performance, or is this negligible?
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    March 21, 2012 2:30:55 PM

    It will be the same performance.
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    March 21, 2012 7:37:49 PM

    Hello.
    there was an article not long time ago " Can An APU Beat An Intel CPU And Add-In Graphics? ". They were comparing the best apu at $140 A8-3870K with G620 and a discrete gpu.
    As you can see at this chart G620+discrete gpu was faster in games but slower at other applications.

    "What conclusions can be drawn from this data, then? Clearly, the A8-3870K is a better platform for general productivity, particularly when you run threaded applications (or do a lot of multi-tasking) able to leverage four physical cores. The Pentium G620 and discrete Radeon card combine to form a superior gaming system."
    But this is a compare between the most powerful apu with a lower G620 (not G630). So G630 should be faster also in applications compared to the lower than A8 apus like A6
    Anandtech charts:
    A8-3850 vs G620
    A6-3650 vs G620
    And also intel cpu will consume much less power.
    :) 
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    March 22, 2012 7:27:45 AM



    I would love to see the build, unfortunately you linked a webpage that's empty (since it's something that only works on your local browser).
    Could you give the part list?

    Thanks for all the info, I'm looking at the A6 at this time, this weekend I'll decide on what to get (most likely the A6) and will start my build on monday.
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    March 22, 2012 10:46:28 AM

    Undeadhunter said:
    I would love to see the build, unfortunately you linked a webpage that's empty (since it's something that only works on your local browser).
    Could you give the part list?

    Thanks for all the info, I'm looking at the A6 at this time, this weekend I'll decide on what to get (most likely the A6) and will start my build on monday.


    Sorry about that, here it is.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -HAF 912
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -AS rock 75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -Corsair 430 watt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -A8 3870K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -4gb ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -Keyboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -Mouse
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -Win 7
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    March 22, 2012 1:16:01 PM
    March 22, 2012 4:59:31 PM

    Undeadhunter said:
    While that would be a nice office PC it wouldn't really do as a HTPC unfortunately :) 
    Mainly looking at the case/screen, the components are quite good



    The A8-3870K with HD 6550D is a great solution for an HTPC. Well... its overkill as it well exceeds the requirements. Keep in mind that a dual core at 2.0GHz with any type of recent GPU is all that is required for a good HTPC experience. The integrated HD 6650 will easily handle 3D content and bitstream HD audio. I would argue that everything is fine there except the case.

    Silverstone HTPC case => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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    March 24, 2012 12:04:02 PM

    Best answer selected by Undeadhunter.
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