LGA 1366 a bad HTPC ??

I have an old LGA 1366 CPU, the mobo is bad, but was wanting to maybe build a new HTPC around it. Is it even worth the build or should i go esle where?


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    its prob not worth the investment, its a dead end socket, whats ur budget for a new htpc and what parts do u have already?
  2. Plus it's going to be hot and/or loud for a HTPC.
  3. You're going to have to try and find an old 1366 motherboard for it and given it's age it isn't going to be easy. About the only place you will find one is used on Ebay. IMO it is not worth the the time or money. You can do a new build with a Pentium G and a decent video card for pretty cheap.
  4. Forgetting any issue with getting a replacement board the issue that I would be most concerned with using a socket 1366 processor is that they have a fairly high TDP that would lead me to believe that it would be loud and/or large case that wouldnt be the best solution for an HTPC. When you add this up with the fact of the harder to find boards due to their discontunence I would steer away from 1366 processors. Heck I would look for something like the Intel® Pentium® G860.
  5. Not more than 500. I know that's a little difficult, but think I could save money overtime. Trying to downsize the directv cost.
  6. Well if you HDD and optical drive are SATA you can save them and use them for your new build so that will save you some money. If you can save these parts that will be about 100 dollars saved. Then you would have to get a new case, new CPU and new motherboard and you should be able to get that for just under 500 dollars.
  7. How about something cheap

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $310.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 14:02 EST-0500)
  8. here more than enought for yeah, ;) with top tier pieces.

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: nMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B HTPC Case ($86.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $488.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 14:10 EST-0500)

    all parts are compatible and high quality, high quality ps, good ram, mobo, cooler, and nice case :) ur all set now

    or the above pc that finneous suggested if ur on a budget, but for a bit more my builds of higher quality
  9. Wow you all went far and beyond what was thinking! Thank you!
  10. You like amd? Always have had intel.
  11. i went with amd cuz its more within ur budget :)

    and the a8 series has a better integrated gpu if u ever do light gaming :) than intel.
  12. Best answer selected by Cdb8457.
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