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Old July 27, 2009, 09:55 AM
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Default AMD 5050e or AMD 7750 BE for a HTPC

looking to build a budget HTPC but i'm trying to decide which CPU to get. which would you guys recommend? i'm looking to pick up one of the new gigabyte 785G mobo's when they become available. i may do some light gaming but it's mostly going to be used to watch HD movies. or if there is a different process you can recommend let me know.

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Old July 27, 2009, 03:46 PM
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looking to build a budget HTPC but i'm trying to decide which CPU to get. which would you guys recommend? i'm looking to pick up one of the new gigabyte 785G mobo's when they become available. i may do some light gaming but it's mostly going to be used to watch HD movies. or if there is a different process you can recommend let me know.

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I went for the AMD 5050e
Got it from newegg.ca for around $60 with shipping and tax (promo)
Its only 45w and is dead silent while performing admirably, can do anything an HTPC would need (unless you use your HTPC for intense gaming). Does HD video easily with HD3200 onboard video and I just played some HL2 on all high with x2aa no problem (at a lower res tho, but thats my tv's fault).
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Old July 27, 2009, 04:59 PM
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how about the athlon II X2 245, 65W, 2.9GHz and very overclockable.

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 2.9GHZ 2MB Cache 65W Retail Box - DirectCanada
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how about the athlon II X2 245, 65W, 2.9GHz and very overclockable.

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 2.9GHZ 2MB Cache 65W Retail Box - DirectCanada
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5050e and 7750BE are old CPUs, might as well get the latest AM3/AM2+ CPU.
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Old July 27, 2009, 07:03 PM
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how about the athlon II X2 245, 65W, 2.9GHz and very overclockable.

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Dual Core Processor Socket AM3 2.9GHZ 2MB Cache 65W Retail Box - DirectCanada

thanks for the suggestion. it's been more than 5 years since i upgraded. i've been out of the game for a while. going to start looking for the 245
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