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Please help with my first htpc build

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September 26, 2012 12:38:50 AM

first time building a dedicated htpc

will a celeron g530 dual core be a good cpu?
how much ram should i install??
which one of these cards would be good:
sapphire 4350 512mb
msi 4550 1gb
msi 6450 2gb
i own all but which would be best for a htpc??

i already have the mobo, hdd, and case, and optical drive.....

thanks to your advice in advance!!

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September 26, 2012 4:36:12 AM

The G530 is a very good HTPC CPU. My main HTPC is a G530 + HD5450. I'd go with the 6450. I can watch Netflix, live TV HD, HD blu-ray MKVs, anything.
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September 26, 2012 5:51:39 AM

Unless you're gaming, the g530 should handle your audio and video needs without a video card. Sandy Bridge built in graphics run 1080p just fine.
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September 26, 2012 12:48:11 PM

dankev said:
Unless you're gaming, the g530 should handle your audio and video needs without a video card. Sandy Bridge built in graphics run 1080p just fine.


+1 to this however since you already own the HD6450 it would be the best card of the three for HTPC.

sapphire 4350 512mb
msi 4550 1gb
msi 6450 2gb
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