i'm trying to build a HTPC/server and i'm having a hard time deciding which CPU would be best for my use case and if spending the extra on an intel is worth it.
Currently i'm looking at the new A10 Rickland and the i5 Haswell. i5 a10
I'm building a HTPC to mainly stream hulu, netflix and any other videos. But i want it to rip blue rays (compress and encode later as well), and it will have a dual tunner to watch and record life TV in HD. it will also be my home server for all my files for my whole family. Some transcoding may occur but not often and it's not required. I also might setup blueiris to record 4-6 IP cameras but not really a requirement.
I'm hopping someone can help me decide and make sure i get the best bang for the buck and not over spend for what i need.
I used a Silverstone Sugo SG06 and had concerns about heat in this case.
I'm very happy with it.. I use it for light gaming too and it's great. The ONLY regret i have is going for the 6700 over the 6800.
I should have got the 6800, but like i said i was worried about heat in the case.
I have no problems with temps at all.
Overall I'm very happy with it.