I am relatively new to building computers but thought I would try and tackle building an HTPC. I've gone through a bunch of threads but just want to get some direct assistance. I want to be able to play HD content off of a NAS, play/rip blu-ray discs, download files with torrents and usenet, and eventually record tv.
Im pretty set on going with an AMD Processor the price point seems right, but I'm not sure if not going with Intel will drastically drop my computing power for say, ripping a blu-ray, but I am struggling between the A10-5700 or A6-5400k
I've read that keeping the wattage down should help with noise so I guess im trying to avoid the other higher wattage amd cpus.